Lieutenant Commander Aston Talbot joined the Royal New Zealand Navy in 2005. He
specialised in navigation and served aboard various ships ranging from Frigates and
Destroyers, to Replenishment Tankers, HADR Relief Vessels and Multi-Agency Patrol
Boats. He has contributed to routine operations in the Pacific Ocean, South East and North
Asia and the Antarctic; as well as professional exchanges and deployments in Canada, the
United Kingdom and Egypt.
He holds a Bachelors of Commerce and Arts from the University of Otago and a Masters of
Arts with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland. He is now in the Naval
Reserve as a Maritime Trade Operations Officer. Prior to his current role in Singapore, he
worked in the private sector in New Zealand's maritime industry as an Operations Manager
for a towage and pilotage firm.