Dr Stephen M. Payne OBE RDI MNM was appointed Chief Designer of Queen Mary 2 in 1998. From 2004-2010 he was Vice President Chief Naval Architect of Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding based in Southampton. He is now Principal Consultant of PFJ-Maritime Consulting Ltd.
Stephen was President of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects from 2007-2010 and he was awarded the OBE in 2004 for Services to Shipping. He has also been awarded the Merchant Navy Medal in and is a Freeman of the City of London. In January 2006 The Royal Academy of Engineering awarded him with the Academy’s first Special Achievement Award.
The Cultural Quarter builds on already strong arts and heritage activity in and around Southampton. The Trust is working with a wide range of partner organisations and venues including: