David Hammond
David Hammond
Chief Executive Officer

David is a former military seafarer, veteran Royal Marines’ officer and qualified barrister. He founded Human Rights at Sea in 2014 after witnessing first-hand the sheer volume and scale of human rights abuses that take place at sea. David has practical maritime and legal experience, having served in the North and South Atlantic Oceans, the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf and South China Seas. He has also worked in challenging environments teaching human rights and international humanitarian law around the world. He is a Member of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple and a Member of the Institute of Directors.