Captain Rodger MacDonald, MA, FNI, MMC
Azimuth Marine Ltd
Captain MacDonald served initially with British India up to acting Chief Officer. After a year as Flight Planner, he left to return to the maritime industry and from 1967 to 1970 was appointed Surveyor of Ships for the New Zealand Government at the Port of Lyttleton. Initially to gain command experience, he took a leave of absence from the New Zealand Government to join Straits Steamship Ltd as Master. He was asked to set-up a new Offshore Supply Vessel in Borneo, which was the forerunner of Ocean Inchcape Ltd. After 25 years of senior management positions within Ocean Inchcape Ltd Captain MacDonald was appointed Director of Faculty at the National Sea Training Centre, part of North West Kent College, an Associate College of the University of Greenwich. He is also very active in supporting students in a number of Lloyd’s Maritime Academy courses and in 2005, Captain MacDonald was awarded the LSM Lifetime Achievement Award at the Asia Pacific Manning and Training Conference in recognition of his contribution in the sphere of education and training.In August 2006, he retired from North West Kent College and continues to represent the interests of Ship Masters in his role as Secretary General of IFSMA which is a non-governmental organisation with consultancy status at IMO. He is also very active in supporting students in a number of Lloyd’s Maritime Academy courses and in 2005, Captain MacDonald was awarded the LSM Lifetime Achievement Award at the Asia Pacific Manning and Training Conference in recognition of his contribution in the sphere of education and training.
Anthony was educated at Cambridge and Harvard Universities, taking a double first in Economics and Law in the UK and a Master’s degree in the U.S. He qualified for the Bar and pursued an academic career becoming Head of Training at leading shipping law firm Holman Fenwick & Willan. He founded and ran the International Trade and Shipping Law Centre at the London Guildhall University. He has written numerous articles and delivered seminars and lectures for shipping professionals on International Trade and Shipping Law. He has taken an active part in the development of distance learning and international seminars in shipping and international trade law.
Malcolm Champion et al
Minton, Treharne & Davies Ltd
Malcolm is a marine surveyor for the Minton, Treharne and Davies Group which comprise Marine Consultants, Surveyors, Industrial Chemists, NDT (Non Destructive Testing), Metallurgical and Fire Consultants. The Marine Consultants are all highly qualified and experienced Mariners with extensive service as either Master, Chief Engineer or Chief Officer in tanker and dry cargo vessels. Their expertise covers the entire marine field. They routinely attend preventative surveys and advise on loss prevention in addition to investigating casualty situations on behalf of Ship Owners, Underwriters, P & I Clubs, Lawyers and Adjusters.
MARITAS Ltd and DeeSea Ltd
Damian joined P&O in 1976 as a Group Cadet and served in a wide variety of ship types. He then joined Overseas Containers Limited (OCL) on completion of his cadetship and served as a Deck Officer for nine years, gaining a Master Certificate in 1988. Damian transferred ashore as a Stowage Co-ordinator with P&O Containers Limited (formally OCL) and was based in London where he managed the loading of ships in the Far East Trade Division. In 1991 he moved to Blackpool and The Fylde College as a Lecturer in the Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre. After six months he transferred to Maritime Operations and became the Curriculum Manager with responsibility for the day to day operation of the School in 1997. In July 2001 Damian was appointed Head of the School of Maritime Operations assuming responsibility for all aspects of the School’s management until he left in December 2002 to set up DeeSea limited, a company offering consultancy in maritime education, training and assessment. Damian joined MARITAS Ltd (Maritime Training and Assessment Services) as Managing Director in 2004 and now runs both DeeSea and MARITAS.
Eur Ing Dr Alec D Coutroubis BSc (Hons), DIC, MSc, DBA, MBA, CSci, CEng, CMarEng, MCIM, MIChemE, FIMarE,
Principal Lecturer, Teaching Fellow,
University of Greenwich
Alec obtained his BSc(Hons), DIC, MSc and PhD degrees in engineering at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Imperial College London and the University of Greenwich. He completed his MBA degree at the London Business School with International Management and Finance as its focal point. He worked as an international banker for a major European bank in several posts in Europe and the Middle East, involved in corporate, project and shipping finance, an activity that he initiated and built to a considerable size. In 1985 he set up his own ship management company, Alco Shipping Co in Piraeus, Greece. This company successfully owned, operated and managed some 40 vessels over a period of ten years. In parallel, Alec has been involved with extensive consulting work for investors and financial institutions involved in the shipping industry. His strong academic interests brought him back to the UK in 1997 and he is currently involved with lecturing and research at the University of Greenwich and at ALBA Graduate Business School in Greece.
Robert Curry C.Eng, FRINA
Director, Robert Curry Naval Architects Ltd
Consultant, Hull Structures, ABS Europe Ltd
Robert served an apprenticeship at Vickers Armstrong Naval Yard, in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Then he became an Assistant Naval Architect with Sir Joseph W. Isherwood in London. After that Robert joined ABS and has held a variety of positions from surveyor, principal engineer and manager all of which involved hull plan approval, hull Rule Development and hull structures surveys. These roles took Robert from London to New York HQ and Rio De Janeiro.
Robert is a Charted Engineer and Member of RINA, and has represented ABS on a number of IACS WGs, including the IACS WG Existing Bulk Carriers and IACS WG Ro-Ro Safety. He continues to represent ABS on UK MCA committees; is Vice Chairman of RINA Small Craft Committee, a member of RINA IMO Committee and a representative of RINA at IMO, member of ISO WG 18, developing ISO 12215 Small Craft Scantlings and Construction, member BSI GME / 33 Small Craft Committee.
Alistair Davison MSc, BSc(Hons), CBiol, MIBiol
Royal Haskoning, UK
Alistair is a marine biologist with over 15 years post-graduate experience working on the sustainable management of marine resource ecosystems principally in Ireland and Scotland. Alistair is Director of the Scottish Environment Team for the consultancy firm Royal Haskoning. Since joining Haskoning in 2002, Alistair has worked on a wide variety of Environmental Impact Assessment for large waters edge infrastructure projects, in addition he has led policy development, natural resource management, marine, and environment survey and assessment projects. Working with regulators, stakeholders and local communities, he has extensive experience of both the science and the socioeconomic issues surrounding sustainable marine management and the adoption of the ecosystem approach. Before joining Haskoning Alistair was marine policy officer of WWF, leading the WWF Scottish marine policy advocacy, focussing on sustainable marine management, aquaculture and inshore fisheries. Previous to this Alistair worked for five years as a marine advisory officer in Scottish Natural Heritage focussing on the selection, proposal and management of a coherent suite of marine Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) around Scotland’s coasts. In support of this work he lead SNHs marine survey effort and a series of projects developing management and monitoring methodologies to enable the effective assessment and reporting of the conservation status of the sites.
Dee Davison, BSc (Hons), CBiol, MIBiol
Dee Davison Associates
Dee qualified as a Marine Biologist in 1988 and established a marine and coastal ecology consultancy business in 1995. Her consultancy provides services in the areas of site surveying, management and monitoring, as well as literature reviews, environmental education and interpretation. She has worked for government agencies, environmental charities and visitor attractions throughout the UK. Dee has published extensively in the field of marine ecology, including two series of public information leaflets and several booklets on marine and terrestrial sites.
Captain John W. Dickie
Joint Development Associates Ltd (JDass Ltd)
John set up JDass Ltd in the summer of 2010 in response to market needs in training and education. This has resulted in the delivery of courses on board ship and ashore at locations all over the world. Previously he was employed by Bureau Veritas as head of the department responsible for the ISM Code. He also held the Chair of the IACS group responsible for the ISM Code. His work included, teaching and training IACS ISM Auditors as well as working with Flag Administrations on such matters. During this time he was Chief ISM Auditor for the Society. Other employment has been Operations Director for Campbell Maritime Limited; Marine Superintendent and Quality Facilitator for Acomarit (UK) Ltd; and Manager of the Marine Technical Division for the Middle East for Inspectorate. His seagoing career spanned 20 years where he served on a variety of ship types and various nationalities of crews. John holds memberships of the Institute of Energy, International Federation of Shipmasters’ Associations and the Nautical Institute where he is a member of the committee for the West of Scotland branch. After completing a BA in Tertiary Education, specialising in distance and electronic learning, he has been working on Human Element issues in the maritime world including Just Culture and Behavioural Safety.
Dr Paula Giliker
Professor of Law
University of Bristol
Paula joined the University of Bristol as Reader in Comparative Law in 2006. She is a graduate of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge (BA 1989, BLC 1990, PHD 1993) and a qualified Barrister and Solicitor. She has taught at Queen Mary, University of London and was Senior Law Fellow at St Hilda’s College, Oxford and CUF Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Oxford. She is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Hong Kong. Paula teaches and researches in the law of contract and tort, in particular the comparative law obligations. She is the co-author of Tort (Sweet and Maxwell Textbook Series, 2004) 2nd ed with S Beckwith, and has been working recently in the field of comparative vicarious liability and pre-contractual disclosure of information. Her edited collection of essays, Comparative Perspectives on Contract and Unjust Enrichment/Restitution, will be published by Martinius Nijhoff in early 2007. She is additionally editing a volume for the Trento Common Core Project on Contractual Remedies and is part of the neighbours group in the AHRC funded European Legal Development project at the University of Cambridge. Paula is Secretary of the United Kingdom Council for Comparative Law and is a member of the executive committee of the British Association for Canadian Legal Studies.
Captain Matthew Greenen (Hons), MIIMS
Nautical Science and Industrial Health & Safety
Matthew is currently a Senior Lecture of Maritime Studies Sector and Occupational Health & Safety at a College of Further Education in North East Scotland. Throughout his sea-going career of 20 years Captain Greenen sailed as Deck Officer and master of a variety of types of merchant vessels including:- reefer carriers; heavy lift ships; general cargo carriers; bulk carriers; container vessels; offshore supply and rescue vessels and salvage tugs. He gained practical experience in cargo surveying during periods of leave, both abroad and in the U.K. As an Associate Assessor for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education and an External Moderator for the Scottish Qualifications Authority, Capt. Greenen has experience in both teaching and assessing at higher levels.
Dr David Lawrence PhD, BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), FRSH, MIOSH, RSP
David Lawrence Training
David has written extensively on health, safety and environmental management. He has acted as author and consultant to Portsmouth University for their degree, diploma and certificate programmes in Safety and Environmental Health Management. Dr Lawrence presents the Chamber of Shipping Shipboard Safety Officers Course and has presented specialist seminars on Risk Assessment and Implementing the ISM Code.
Captain John D Owen
Senior Claims Manager
The Swedish Club, P&I Club & Hull Insurance
John joined the Association in 1990 after sixteen years at sea. Formerly with P&O Bulk Shipping Division, he sailed on a variety of ships and then as master on gas tankers operated by A/S Havtor Management, Oslo. He became Deputy Manager (Greece) when the Association’s Piraeus office opened in October 2000. After returning to Newcastle in 2002 with additional responsibility with their sister company MSMI, he adds hull and machinery claims to existing experience with cargo claims, admiralty matters and pollution. John is also a CEDR Accredited Mediator.
Paul Russell MSc, BA(Hons), MIMarEST
Marine Engineer and Education Specialist
Paul completed a traditional engineering cadetship with Cunard Shipping Services. During his sea going career he served on all types of ships from passenger ships to super tankers and gained his class one certificate in 1983. His sea service included medium speed engines powering small tankers; slow speed engines driving bulk carriers and a steam plant providing the power for container ships. Paul saw service as assistant to the superintendent during the building of Cunard’s new Ro-Ro ship at Swan Hunter’s shipyard on the River Tyne.
After his sea going career Paul was recruited by the National Sea Training Trust to introduce marine engineering education and training into the college at Gravesend. Subsequently Paul also took charge of the college estates and finances and during this time he studied to obtain a Masters degree in Educational Management at The University of Greenwich. In 1996 Paul was appointed as Head of the National Sea Training Centre, now known as the Maritime Operations and Logistics Centre at North West Kent College.
Nigel L Smith FCA,. FCCA
The Financial & Management Training Consultancy
Nigel is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He qualified with a small firm of accountants before moving to Coopers and Lybrand as a training manager in 1971. In 1982 he set up his own training practice and has specialised in training finance in the Ports Industry since 1983. He currently lectures to large and small businesses and governmental bodies in the UK, Europe, Africa, USA, South America and the Far East.
An Honorary Vice-President and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), Member of Royal Corps of Naval Constructors, (RCNC)
Eric began his career as a shipwright apprentice in H M Dockyard, Portsmouth in 1944. In 1948 he was selected to become a probationer in the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors. There followed four years of study at the Royal Naval Engineering College, Keyham, and at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich. These studies were rounded off by a year spent with the Far East Fleet, during the Korean War. His career with the RCNC embraced periods of design on aircraft carriers, mine countermeasure vessels, frigates and destroyers; periods in hydrodynamic, structures, materials and human factors research; a period building and refitting submarines in H M Dockyard Chatham. He is a Fellow and is a honary vice-president of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. He is co-author, with Professor K. J. Rawson, of the textbook “Basic Ship theory” and author of “Introduction to Naval architecture”.