Board of Advisors

Dr. Peter Swift

Dr. Peter Swift presently chairs the pan-industry “Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme” (MPHRP), which assists seafarers and families affected by piracy. He is a Trustee of ISWAN, Vice-Chairman of the Sailors’ Society, Director of the Maritime Industry Foundation, member of the Advisory Board of the Green Award Foundation, Chairman of the Korean Register’s European...

Nick Lambert

A master mariner and a committed proponent of the maritime users’ perspective, Rear Admiral Nick Lambert Royal Navy concluded a long naval operational career as the UK National Hydrographer in December 2012. He advises on a wide range of maritime issues including the importance of spatial data infrastructures and hydrography for maritime economies, the...

Nick Grono

Nick Grono is the inaugural CEO of the Freedom Fund. The Fund is an ambitious seven-year effort to raise and deploy $100 million to combat modern slavery. It was launched by President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative in September 2013, who declared, “This is a huge deal and we should all support...

Dr Nadia Bernaz

Dr Nadia Bernaz is a specialist in public international law, human rights and international criminal law. A native French speaker, she holds an LLM and a PhD from the University of Aix-Marseilles (France). She also holds a BA in law and languages (English, Italian) from the University of Grenoble (France) and studied at the...

Kara Bryson

Kara Brydson has more than two decades’ experience in policy, advocacy and marine governance. From working with humanitarian organisations in developing regions and then looking at alternatives to the global exploitation and trade of marine mammals, Kara became the Head of Marine Policy for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Scotland, where...

Martin Foley LLB, MA

Born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in 1973, Martin Foley studied Law at Manchester University. After qualifying as a Solicitor in 1998, Martin spent two years working in private practice in the West Midlands.In 2000 Martin undertook a Master’s degree in Healthcare Ethics and Law at Manchester University. Upon completing his M.A., Martin was appointed...

Elinor Dautlich

Elinor Dautlich is a partner at international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, advising across the shipping, offshore and energy sectors as well as on yachts and corporate jets. Elinor has a particular interest in security issues arising in these industry sectors.For more information see http://www.hfw.com/Elinor-Dautlich....

Captain Michael Lloyd, RD**, MNM, FNI, RNR

Captain Michael Lloyd was trained on HMS Conway and went to sea with the P and O S.N.Co. During his career of 50 years at sea he commanded many types of vessels ranging through container, passenger, heavy lift, deep sea towage, bulk carriers, tankers, AHTS and a cadet training ship. He also sailed on...

Commodore Barry W Bryant CVO FCIPD Royal Navy

Born in Dorchester in 1949, Barry Bryant joined the Royal Navy in 1968 after deciding that the Fleet Air Arm looked a lot more fun than university. After several years flying as an Observer in anti-submarine helicopters from various ships, he became one of the first aviators to complete the Principal Warfare Officers’ course...