Board of Advisors

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)

Prof. Dr. iur. Anna Petrig, LL.M. (Harvard) Anna Petrig, a Swiss citizen, holds the Chair of International Law and Public Law at the University of Basel (Switzerland). She obtained her law degree (summa cum laude, mention droit européen) from the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland), holds a PhD (summa cum laude) in the field of 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...

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...