Eyesea Ambassadors

MPC Capital Constantin Baack

Constantin Baack

Hamburg, MPC Containerships, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Constantin Baack serves as CEO of MPC Container Ships ASA (“MPCC”) since foundation of the company in 2017. Today, MPCC owns a fleet of 66 container ships, which are operated globally, predominantly in regional trades and/or feeder services. Mr. Baack commenced his career in the marine operations department at Hamburg Süd in Sydney. He thereafter moved to Ernst & Young within auditing and transaction advisory out of Hamburg and Shanghai. In 2008, Mr. Baack joined the MPC Group where he has since held various senior management positions in Germany and abroad, including Head of Shipping of the MPC Group, Managing Director of ship management company Ahrenkiel Steamship and CFO of Frankfurt-listed asset and investment manager MPC Capital AG. Mr. Baack studied business administration in Hamburg and Sydney. He holds a Graduate Diploma and a Master of Science in international business from the University of Sydney.


Hayden Wilson

Hayden Wilson

Wellington, New Zealand, Dentons Kensington Swan, Chairman and Partner, dentons.co.nz

Hayden leads our New Zealand dispute resolution team, specialising in complex public, regulatory, and commercial litigation. He plays a key role in the firm’s relationships with government agencies. Hayden helps both public and private sector clients to manage a wide range of regulatory and public law issues, including managing and reviewing regulatory and reputational risk, advising on privacy and information law, and managing disputes within the public and regulatory space. He is recognised by Legal 500 as one of New Zealand’s leading litigators. As well as being a highly skilled litigator, Hayden practices as a commercial mediator, bringing his in-depth strategic negotiation expertise into all of his engagements with clients. Hayden provides crisis management support and advice on ‘bet the business’ issues relating to government or regulatory investigations, inquiries or prosecutions.



Richard Groves

Perth/Adelaide, ALARP Solutions, Senior Consultant, alarpsolutions.com.au

Richard is an experienced Marine Engineer having served in the UK and Australian Naval submarine services for around 20 years. Now living in South Australia and working as an engineering consultant within the global maritime industry. Having uniquely experienced the ocean both above and below, Richard cares deeply about its continued health and future. By being part of the EyeSea global community Richard hopes to contribute to the protection and sustainability of the ocean for future generations of seafarers and recreational users.



Steven Schootbrugge

Cyprus, ChartWorld International, Chief Executive Officer, chartworld.com/web/

Our oceans play the most important part in the balance of our environment and they have never been in worse shape. I am very proud to be involved with EyeSea, where we have an opportunity to bring, technology, knowledge, will and drive together to make a difference to our oceans.



Danilo Chiaruttini

Genoa, Liguria, Italy, Marine Consultant

My name is Danilo Chiaruttini  and I was born and raised in Genoa, Italy, living in Rapallo on the Ligurian East Riviera. I have been at sea, on sailing boats, since I was 10, and from the age of 16 I have been involved in the shipping industry with various ranks/roles both on-board and ashore.
Being part of Eyesea,  volunteering for and taking up this mission as an Ambassador, is the perfect chance to repay the Sea for all the good things it has given me over my entire life. People from the shipping industry have so much to offer – and it is time we took up leadership on ocean care.


Tim Ponath

Chief Executive Officer of NSB GROUP

NSB, a member of NSB GROUP, is an international maritime service provider and is recently recognized as one of the most innovative companies in Germany. As an industry leader, we believe we have responsibilities that go beyond ‘business as usual’. Environmental care and sustainability are words that are easily used but far greater action is needed. Eyesea is a new concept, but it is an idea that puts the responsibility for ocean health firmly in the hands of the shipping industry, and this is a rare thing. The oceans are our livelihood, homes, and workplace and we need to make the most of this reach.

Our crew members will play the most important role in this project. Seafarers work closer than anyone else to our oceans and now they will have a powerful tool for reporting threats to our environment. The impact of their work will be felt far beyond their own vessel, they will be helping to protect the ocean and the communities that depend on it. Our shoreside task is to take action as soon as we have data, to clean up, and avoid additional pollution. This is where we see the impact that meets our responsibility.


Kate McHugh

Kate earned her corporate stripes in shipping at A.P. Moller–Maersk on their prestigious, global management program and has since worked in supply chain, strategy, and operations management across a range of industries. With this excellent commercial foundation, she now focuses her energy on sustainability. She has tertiary qualifications in Science (Environmental Biology) and Law, and a Master of Arts in Communications Management (Organisational Communication and Change), as well as certificates in Sustainability Strategy and GRI Reporting.

Kate believes there is a better way of doing business whereby purpose-led businesses tackle our world’s biggest economic, social and environmental challenges. In doing so businesses reduce costs, minimise risks, open new markets, create innovative opportunities, enhance reputation and create value.


Rob Aarvold

Singapore, Swire Bulk, General Manager, swirebulk.com

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