Trustees

Fiona Laurence – Chair of Trustees

Fiona Laurence is a former commercial litigator and Legal Director at Mishcon de Reya LLP with broad experience gained both in private practice and in-house in a major UK public authority. Her experience spanned a variety of case types ranging from fraud, injunctions and contract disputes to regulatory matters, judicial review and health and...

Nigel Shattock

Nigel Shattock is a senior communications, fundraising, marketing and public affairs professional. He was Director of Fundraising & Communications at Seafarers UK from 2011 to 2019, and previous roles have included being Head of International Maritime Events at Informa Group (under the Lloyds List banner), Director of External Communications at the British Bankers’ Association (now UK Finance), and Head of Communications for the national arm of Citizens...

Elizabeth Mavropoulou LLB LLM PhD Student

Elizabeth holds an undergraduate degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Athens. She completed her postgraduate degree in International Law at the University of Westminster in International Law (LLM, Distinction). Presently she is on the third year of her PhD on International Law at the University of Westminster. Her thesis refugee protection in...

Amanda Hastings LLB

Amanda Hastings joined Western Bulk (Singapore) as Legal Counsel in September 2019. Prior to this she work for Thomas Miller (UK P&I Club) and HFW, both in London. A fluent German speaker, Amanda read Law at Sheffield University and Trier University. In addition to her trustee role with Human Rights at Sea, Amanda sits on the...

Matthew Cox

Matthew Cox is currently CEO of North Atlantic Fishing Company, a UK pelagic trawler operator with offices in Caterham, and Hull. As well as running this company and its associated Fish Producer Organization, North Atlantic Fish Producers Organization, he is also a Director of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organizations (NFFO), and also Chairs...

Professor Steven Haines

Steven Haines is Professor of Public International Law in the University of Greenwich. His research today is focused principally on Ocean Governance and the maintenance of safe and secure seas (although he continues to work in the fields of International Humanitarian Law and the law relating to international security). Prior to taking up his...

Rachel Sexton

Rachel is a Partner in the Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services practice at EY in London. She is a forensic accountant with over 20 years’ experience specialising in working with clients across a number of industries. She has led teams working on some of the largest financial services regulatory investigations conducted in the UK,...