London, UK. Human Rights at Sea is pleased to welcome Mr. Rob Palfrey as its newest Non-Executive advisor in support of the charity’s work and charitable objectives.
Rob is the founder and managing director of Minerva SRM, which provides bespoke social risk management services to client companies working in the most challenging social, political and conflict-affected settings. He brings to the team leadership, management and problem-solving skills gained over twenty years of Regular and Reserve service in the British Army.
While a British Army officer, Rob commanded his company on deployment in Afghanistan and Kenya. In Helmand province, Afghanistan, he pioneered a successful approach to mentoring and training an Afghan National Army battalion engaged in regular combat operations. Later, as part of the political-military team at NATO HQ in Kabul he helped shape the success of security transition from NATO to Afghan government control. Earlier in his career he served on operations in Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Iraq.
Rob commented: “It is a great pleasure and privilege to take up an advisory position with the pioneering NGO, Human Rights at Sea. I have followed their significant successes to date and learned much as a result of their research, and I look forward to contributing to this much needed and fully deserved voice for seafarers, fishers and their families worldwide. I bring a perspective and skillset rooted in a military background and enhanced through my current work of providing social risk management consultancy. Through this I can contribute to the ongoing development of Human Rights at Sea to address situations where Human Rights are absent, ignored or being abused.”