I have over 50 years of experience in the shipping industry, serving with both the British and South African merchant navy from Cadet to Master on general cargo, tankers, bulk, container vessels and hold a Master Mariner (Class 1 – FG Unlimited).
Coming ashore I have held positions including, Director of P&I Associates, Port Captain operating on the east coast of Africa and Central America, and with Gearbulk Shipping as Head of Operations with postings in Durban (South Africa), Stamford (US), Montreal (Quebec), London (UK), Jakarta (Indonesia), Vancouver (Canada), and Shanghai (China). I am currently with Wilhelmsen Ships Service based in Singapore as Global Head of Safety and Compliance for the last eight years.
Over this time I have seen pretty much all there is to see – the good and the bad. The health of the oceans is not getting better and we, those who work on and with the sea, need to take on the role of stewards. The idea of Eyesea came to be in a text message in the early hours of the morning. A simple idea, that can have profound implications on what role the maritime industries play in ocean care and protection. Because we care.
Maritime Anti-Corruption Network- MACN (macn.dk)
Brendon is an elected Steering Committee Member (Board Member) of a Maritime Industry Network which today represents well over 70% of the world’s global tonnage, that tackles corruption in the maritime Industry. Implementing anti‐corruption actions in areas such as Suez Canal, Argentina, Nigeria, China & Indonesia; developing and sharing best practices; collaborating with governments, NGOs, and maritime corporations. I co‐lead the China Working Group, focusing on reducing dry‐bulk cargo discharge risks in China across major seaports.
Brendon is an elected member of the BEWA panel, which is part of the Baltic Exchange Group. The Baltic Expert Witness Association (BEWA) is available for appointment to provide independent expert opinion for a wide range of maritime disputes. The duty of an expert witness is solely to the Tribunal or the Court and not to the party which instructs & employs the expert.