Board of Advisors

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...

Dr. PETRIG Anna, LL.M. (Harvard)

Dr. Anna Petrig initiated the Sea Piracy Project of the Max Planck Institute for International and Foreign Criminal Law in Freiburg (Germany) in 2009 and managed it until the end of 2011. In 2013 she completed a research project on the transfer of piracy suspects to third States for their criminal prosecution at the...

Dr. Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard

Dr. Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard (LLB, LLM, Ph.D, Dip. I.A.CIArb)
Maritime Arbitrator, Mediator, consultant on risks and maritime law, Chairman LSLCWith over 30 years of experience in the practice and teaching of shipping law, Aleka enjoys applying the law as a maritime arbitrator since 2006 in cases involving disputes arising out of charter parties, bills of lading,...

Dr. Agustín Blanco-Bazán

Dr. Agustín Blanco-Bazán graduated at the University of Buenos Aires and studied Philosophy, International Law and Political Sciences at the University of Vienna, Austria. In 1984 he joined the IMO (International Maritime Organization as Interregional Adviser in Maritime Legislation. He was promoted to Senior Legal Officer in 1987 and Head of the Legal Office...

Captain Milind J. Karkhanis

Captain Milind J. Karkhanis started his sea career in 1978 and has 15 years sailing experience progressing from Cadet to Master while sailing on Tankers, OBO, Dry Cargo, Bulk carriers and Container ships. In 1993, he commenced his shore career as a Marine Superintendent with Confidence Shipping, a ship manning company in Mumbai and...

Jean Gowin

Jean Gowin is the Managing Director of Jeanius Consulting and a media professional with wide-ranging business experience in both domestic and international markets. Jean has more than twenty years’ experience in this field, with the last fifteen years including maritime. Jeanius Consulting is an independent marketing services company offering PR & marketing, social media...

Toral Pattni

Toral Pattni is a Gender expert and the Senior Humanitarian Adviser to Care International based in London. She was previously employed in Mali under the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative of the UK Foreign Office where she delivered training to Malian soldiers on International Humanitarian Law and led training on Gender, Protection of Women and Girls and Child Protection...

Commander Samantha Truelove MBE Royal Navy

Sam Truelove was shortlisted for the 2014 European Diversity Awards Inspirational Role Model of the Year Award and shortlisted for the British LGBT Awards 2015 (positive role model), National Diversity Award 2015 (LGBT Role model) and Inclusive Networks National Awards (Network Leaders of the Year with her Co Vice-Chair of the the Royal Navy’s...

Admiral Cristiano Aliperta

Admiral Cristanio Aliperta has had a comprehensive maritime career spanning over 38 years service in the Italian Coastguard. He graduated with honors in Economics in Rome before entering the Naval Academy in 1978 directly to the Italian Coast Guard and where he reached the highest rank of Admiral. He has commanded many important Italian ports...