Board of Advisors

Peter Cook

Peter Cook is a founding Director of PCA Maritime Ltd. A former Royal Marines Officer, he spent a significant part of his 24-year career involved in aspects of maritime security from maritime counter terrorism to formulating counter piracy policy and procedures for the UK Ministry of Defence. Peter Cook developed the concept, and was...

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...

Joanna Sawh

Joanna Sawh has worked in the shipping industry for over 15 years, and has in-depth knowledge of Fleet Personnel best practice across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She is currently based in Hong Kong, and has worked for a number of large ship management companies including Bernard Schulte, Peter Doehle, Gulf Stolt and...

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...

Irene Anastassiou LLB, LLM

Irene Anastassiou has an LLM from Southampton University, trained and qualified in a City maritime law firm in 2002 and thereafter joined Hill Dickinson LLP in 2007. As a Senior Associate based in Piraeus, Irene has handled a large variety of shipping cases, mainly arbitration disputes, though specialises largely in P&I claims, charterparty disputes...

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....