our Ambassadors

We are fortunate to have eight Ambassador groups around the world, made up of more than 100 volunteers from shipping and related industries.

Our Ambassadors help to raise awareness of Sailors’ Society and its work, encourage financial support, and work together to organise an event or initiative in aid of Sailors’ Society.

Among the many benefits, in return Ambassadors receive priority invitations to relevant Sailors’ Society events, a chance to visit a Sailors' Society project and fantastic networking opportunities that come as a result of belonging to this unique group.

If you are interested in being an Ambassador for our charity, please do get in touch.

Sailors’ Society Ambassadors

UK Group

  • Adam Lewis, Manager Operations and Training, IMEC
  • Catherine Austin, Independent Marine Consultant
  • Chris Feibusch, Head of Global Marketing, Wescom Safety & Rescue
  • Colin Hetherington, Managing Director, Cargo Ship Voyages
  • Rear Admiral Chris Clayton, Retired
  • Dawn Williamson, Office Manager, Reed Smith
  • Dave Thompson, Managing Director, the marine travel company
  • Fleming Jacobs, Global Maritime Forum
  • Gareth Lewis, Global Media Relations Manager, ABS
  • Jamie Freeland, Director Sale & Purchase, AM Nomikos & Sons
  • Jennifer Jackson, Head of Commercial Marketing, Knight Frank
  • Jeremy Penn, Former Chief Executive, Baltic Exchange
  • John Adams, Managing Director, Teekay Shipping Ltd (Glasgow)
  • Jonathan Stoneley, Director, Hydra Consulting
  • Jucilla Walters, Marketing and Communications Manager, Waves Group
  • Julian Bray, Editor-in-Chief , Tradewinds
  • Justine Heeley, Former CEO Orolia UK, MD of Oceanair Marine Ltd
  • Ken Michie, Former Director, Projects, Clarksons
  • Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot
  • Marcus Dodds, Partner/Master Mariner, Reed Smith
  • Mark Hoddinott, Managing Director, International Salvage Union
  • Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications
  • Nick Haslam, Group Director, Shipping Services, LOC
  • Nicola d’Hubert, Head of Brand and External Relations, Marine and Offshore, Lloyds Register
  • Nigel James, Director, Waves Group
  • Nigel Thomas, Head of Shipping, Watson Farley & Williams
  • Peter Broadhurst, SVP Safety & Security, Maritime, Inmarsat
  • Peter James, General Manager Sales – Europe, Inchcape Shipping Services
  • Peter Tedder, Sales Director, LanoPro Pte Ltd
  • Peter Swift, Chairman, Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme
  • Ray Girvan, Publisher & Owner, International Bulk Journal
  • Robyn Lumbers, Strategic Marketing Manager, ABS Europe Ltd
  • Sophia Bullard, Director PEME, UKP&I Club
  • Stephen O’Keeffe, Managing Director, O’Keeffe & Partners
  • Steve Airey, Marketing Consultant, SA Marketing
  • Stuart Edmonston, Director Loss Prevention, UKP&I Club
  • Stuart Wainwright, Associate, Master Mariner, London Offshore Consultants
  • Temi Binitie, Senior Executive Chartering, AET
  • Tim Horne, Managing Director, Teekay Marine Services
  • Vlad Docekal, Vetting Superintendent, RightShip

Singapore Group

  • Capt. Aniruddha (Andy) Desai , Loss Prevention Executive, The North of England P&I Association Limited
  • Anuj Velankar, Senior Loss Prevention Advisor, Thomas Miller
  • Arvind Mohan, Managing Director, Bibby Ship Management
  • Audrey Nah, Manager, World Fuel Services
  • Brendon Hawley, Regional Operations Manager, Wilhelmsen Ships Services
  • Carl Ackerley, General Manager Handymax, Island View Shipping
  • Danny Rees, Commercial Director, S5 Agency World Asia
  • Harry Hirst, Partner and Master Mariner, Ince and Co
  • Ian Teare, Managing Partner, Wikborg Rein Singapore
  • Justin Gan, Lawyer, Stephenson Harwood
  • Peter Lye, Global Head of Shipping, Anglo American
  • Philip Chamberlain, CEO, Otto Marine Chartering Ltd
  • Rob Aarvold, General Manager, The China Navigation Company
  • Simon Bennett, General Manager for CSR, Swire Pacific Offshore and China Navigation
  • Simon Petch, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams
  • Thomas Hansen, Chief Operating Officer, Eastern Pacific Shipping
  • Tom Fulford-Smith, Founding Partner, Latitude Brokers Limited
  • Vinod Nambiar, Director, Inmarsat
  • Yanming Bay, Safety Innovators International Pte Ltd

Hong Kong Group

  • Andrew Brooker, Founding Partner, Latitude Brokers
  • Angad Banga, COO, Caravel
  • Christoforos Bisbikos, Partner, Watson Farley and Williams
  • Christopher Raven, Marine Consultant, Andrew Moore & Associates Ltd
  • David Browne, Managing Director, Andrew Moore & Associates
  • Emma Mu Yang, Sale and Purchase, Clarksons Asia Ltd
  • Fared Khan, Fleet Personnel Director, Wallem
  • Gerry Buchanan, Managing Director, LISCR (Far East)
  • Iris Lee, Business Development Executive, Marine Practice, Marsh
  • Jackson Davis, Director, Gulf Oil Marine
  • James Forsdyke, Marketing Manager - Hong Kong and Taiwan, Lloyds Register Asia
  • Jessica Syvones – General Manager, Telemar
  • Jian Jun Wang – Director SAF Equipment Management & Advisory, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Jonathan Patterson, Noble Chartering
  • Keith Mullin, CEO, Gulf Oil Marine
  • Martin Rowe, Managing Director, Clarksons Asia.
  • Michael McCollam, Marine Consultant, Andrew Moore and Associates
  • Moloy Das, Sales Manager, Wilhelmsen Ship Services
  • Nathan Wheeler, Managing Director, LSR Services
  • Navjote Chan, Business Development Manager, Watson Farley and Williams
  • P B Subbiah, Director Human Resources and Administration, Pacific Basin Shipping
  • Peter Mills, Director of C Solutions (HK), C Solutions
  • Richard Wilmot, Partner, Stephenson Harwood
  • Ron Clark, Admiralty Manager, Reed Smith
  • Russell Beardmore, Regional Head of Shipping Finance North East Asia, Santander
  • Safiul Gazi, Gulf Oil Marine
  • Simon Doughty, CEO, Wallem Group
  • Vanessa Toucas, Founding Partner, Latitude Brokers
  • Vijay Soman, Managing Director, Maritime Best Practice
  • Viraj Nilakanta, Manager, Business Division of Fleet Management, Caravel
  • Winton Porter, Business Development Manager, Marshall Islands Registry

Philippines Group

  • Alfonso A Pablo Jr, Head of People, Family and Community relations, Homer Foundation (Magsaysay)
  • Andrew Malpas, President, Survey Specialists Inc.
  • Beethovan Saguid,Senior Vice President, Doehle
  • Brian Phipps, Regional General Manager Marine HR, Wallem
  • Cliff Davies, Director/COO, Döhle (IOM) Ltd Group
  • David Kirley, General Manager, Gearbulk
  • Fiona Malca, Executive Vice President, Pandiman – Chair of the group
  • Geir Wingsternes, Owners Representative Asia, Gearbulk
  • Jamie Stewart, Group Representative, V-Ships
  • Marie Cooper, Head of Crew Operations, Maersk
  • Marlon Rono, President, Magsaysay
  • Tony Josue, Sales Manager, Survitec Group Ltd
  • Richard Griffiths, Dry Cargo Bulk Operations, MOL Bulk Shipping (Philippines)


  • Capt. Abhijit Chattopadhyay, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL)
  • Capt. Anshul Rajvanshi Synergy Marine Group, Mumbai
  • Capt. Anuraj Singh, NYK Ship Management
  • Capt. Ashok Kumar Bhattacharjee, Secretary General, Indian Private Ports and Terminals Association
  • Capt. Chhote Lal Dubey, Principal, Mumbai Maritime Training Institute
  • Capt. Claren P Athaide, COO, MASSA
  • Ebez Yeshudas, Managing Director, Genesis Shipping
  • Capt. G.C Sekhar, Honorary Secretary General, Dufferin Rajendra Ex-Cadets Association
  • Capt. Girish J. Phadnis, ASP Ship Management (I) Pvt. Ltd
  • Capt. Ivan Franco, Port Captain, Chennai Port
  • Capt. H. Kumar, MD, Seaskills Maritime Academy, Coimbatore
  • Capt. K.S. Paintal, Managing Director, Elite Mariners Pvt. Ltd
  • Capt. M.P. Bhasin, Managing Director, MSC Crewing Services Pvt. Ltd
  • Capt. Mahesh C Yadav, Director, FOSMA
  • Capt. Mohan Naik, Dynacom Tankers Management Pvt. Ltd
  • Capt. Philip Mathews, Chairman, The Company of Master Mariners of India
  • Prakash M. Agarwal, Aurus Ship Management Pvt. Ltd
  • Capt. Rajesh Tandon, V Ships India Pvt. Ltd
  • Capt. S.M. Halbe, Managing Director, Gulf Energy Maritime Services Pvt. Ltd
  • Sanjam Gupta, President, WISTA India & Director, Sitara Shipping Ltd
  • Capt. Sankalp Shukla, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (India) Pvt. Ltd
  • Capt. Shashank Jahagirdar, Maersk Tankers
  • Capt. Shoukat Mukherjee, VGG India
  • Capt. Suresh Venkataraman, Crew Director, Scorpio Marine Management (I) Pvt. Ltd
  • Capt. Vinay Singh, Anglo Eastern Ship Management (India) Pvt. Ltd


  • Ignace van Meenen, CEO, Rickmers Group
  • Carsten Ostenfeldt, CEO, Dania Shipmanagement
  • Klaus Nyborg, Senior Vice-Chairman, Norden
  • Costis Frangoulis, CEO, Franman


  • Warwick Norman, Former CEO, RightShip


  • Anuj Chopra, Vice President Americas, Rightship Americas LLC
  • Bijan Siahatgar, Attorney, Clark Hill Strasburger
  • Bob Fay (Captain), Senior VP Maritime Operations, International Registries
  • Brandy Delapaz, Senior Marketing Coordinator, ABS
  • Brocque Preece, Naval Architect Ports & Harbours, Braemar
  • Cathy Mann, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, ABS
  • Keith Manara, Area Client Manager Marine a& Offshore, Lloyd's Register
  • Michael Reardon, Manager of Global Strategy and Freight Trading, Phillips 66
  • Nick Stillman, Managing Director, Clarksons Platou
  • Rick Beaumont, Claims Executive, Thomas Miller
  • Roger Horton, President, Clarksons Platou
  • Roy Robbins, Marine Surveyor, LOC

"I am extremely proud to have been appointed as an Ambassador of the Sailors' Society in Greece. I am a passionate advocate for the interests of seafarers, who are the backbone of our industry. My aim is to strongly support this important organization and the rights and interests of those serving at sea."

Costis Frangoulis, CEO, Franman

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