Eyesea Ambassadors



Mr. Sun is Head of Adventure Sports at Beijing Sports University. He is China’s (and Asia’s) first ocean rower. In 2001 he rowed across the Atlantic Ocean with Dane Christian Havrehed in a rowboat built in China. Sun also organises Kayak-Bike-Run Adventure Races across China under his proprietary Kabrathon brand, and he is a keen environmentalist. With “The Yantu Project” he focuses on promoting Chinese-Western understanding through cross-cultural nautical adventures together with Christian Havrehed. He is currently working on a multi-year expedition along the Pacific Rim to investigate whether the Chinese, like the Vikings, visited America pre-Columbus. Moving at 2-3kn in his ocean rowing boat gives Sun a unique opportunity to be close to the ocean surface off-shore in far away regions. He looks forward to using the EyeSea app and promoting its use through his expeditions.




Mr. Havrehed is an Explorer, Sinologist, Researcher, and UN Sustainable Development Goals advocate. He is Denmark’s first ocean rower. In 2001 he rowed across the Atlantic Ocean with Chinese National Sun Haibin. He has also Rowed Round Denmark for Clean Seas organising beach clean-ups, and completed 1 of 100 canal rows in support of Zero Carbon, Zero Waste, and Clean Water, which was featured at COP 27. Before becoming an explorer Havrehed worked in the marine industry in China for ten years in various General Manager positions.

With “The Yantu Project” he focuses on promoting Chinese-Western understanding through cross-cultural nautical adventures together with Sun Haibin. He is currently working on a multi-year expedition along the Pacific Rim to investigate whether the Chinese, like the Vikings, visited America pre-Columbus. Moving at 2-3kn in his ocean rowing boat gives Havrehed a unique opportunity to be close to the ocean surface off-shore in far away regions. He looks forward to using the EyeSea app and promoting its use through his expeditions.

yantu.com/current-expedition/ www.linkedin.com/in/christianhavrehed


Sean Dawson

Sean started his shipping career as a deck cadet with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in 1987. After qualifying he spent a short period as Third Officer with the RFA and then with Exxon on VLCC’s before studying Maritime Business and Law at The University of Plymouth.

After graduation Sean has worked in various roles in commercial shipping in London, Hong Kong and Monaco and is now Managing Director of MX Bulk Shipping based on the isle of Man.


Humphrey Shand

NPDL Shipping  | General Manager – Group Commercial

Owned by The Wonderful Company, NPDL is the leading shipping and logistics company in the South Pacific. NPDL offers liner shipping and end-to-end supply chain services between Australia, New Zealand, US West Coast, Asia, and 16 countries and 22 ports in the South Pacific, including Fiji (Suva and Lautoka), Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga (Nuku’alofa and Vava’u), Tahiti, Cook Islands (Rarotonga and Aitutaki), Norfolk, Kiribati (Tarawa and Kiritimati), Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia (Noumea), Vanuatu (Port Vila and Santo), and Marshall Islands (Majuro). The company also provides fortnightly services between Australia and New Zealand. Currently, NPDL’s fully owned fleet includes nine vessels supported by onshore logistics assets and a dedicated agency staff.

Linkedin npdlship.com

Daniel Kane

Sales and Marketing of the ‘CASPER’ Operations platform.

Steven Jones

Steven spent a decade working as a navigation officer in the merchant navy, primarily on cable ships. After leaving the sea he subsequently worked across the maritime industry in a range of leading organisations.

Steven is passionate about the marine environment, not only professionally but as a boat owner and coastal citizen.


Wesley van der Spuy

CEO Odyssey Marine

Wesley van der Spuy is a qualified solicitor, holding a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University.

Prior to joining Odyssey Marine in 2015, Wesley worked as a solicitor in the areas of general litigation and employee and industrial relations at law firms Dwyer Durack and Freehills. Wesley also worked as a Senior Industrial Relations Consultant and in-house lawyer for the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA), a resource sector employer association, where he provided advice on a broad range of industrial and employee relations matters.

Wesley commenced working with Odyssey Marine in 2015 when he was seconded by AMMA to the former parent company of Odyssey Marine to assist with the management of the company’s industrial relations portfolio.

In 2016, Wesley joined Odyssey Marine as a permanent employee and took up the position of General Manager. During this time, Wesley implemented various initiatives that allowed the company to streamline its operations and improve profitability in line with changing market conditions.

In 2017, Wesley was appointed as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Wesley plans to work with the Odyssey Marine Board to continue investing in the company, its valued personnel and the communities in which the company operates.


Tracey Shearer

eq8recruit.com, eq8crew.com

In 2006 in the United Kingdom’s second major port, Southampton, Tracey completely changed tack from a successful vocation in advertising and set sail on a new career path in the shipping and maritime industry as a Recruitment Consultant for Faststream.

It didn’t take long for Tracey to learn the ropes and become a very abled-bodied consultant. Hailed Faststream’s global top biller on several occasions, in 2008 she set forth to help launch the Faststream office in Singapore.

From then it was full steam ahead with Tracey changing course again in 2011 when she founded Red The Consultancy (with offices in Glasgow and Singapore) with Norwegian and Scottish shareholders, both specialists in the shipping and seafarer manning industries. After weathering some stormy waters Tracey wound down the Singapore operation in 2017 and returned to her beloved homeland, South Africa.

Not to be unberthed, Tracey launched EQ8 Recruit, a specialised global recruiter for the shipping and maritime industries, in the beautiful and majestic Cape Town in 2019.

Tracey’s partnership and consultative approach has allowed EQ8 Recruit to always deliver on their brand promise that successful recruitment for their clients brings success for their candidates and in turn, success for EQ8 Recruit.

Boasting a global network, tendering boutique talent acquisition services, EQ8 Recruit is a hands-on operation often providing short notice service but always with top class effective solutions, offering recruitment services for vacancies in Africa, Europe, UAE, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

A force certainly to be reckoned with, Tracey recognised a need for private enterprise in South Africa and launched EQ8 Crew in early 2023 with two Norwegian shareholders who have decades worth of international experience in the shipping and crewing industries, whether that is sailing-experience on almost anything that floats or building and developing solid, strong networks and recruitment consultancy skills.

Tracey and her shareholders are committed in offering the very best of themselves to support talented seafarers and the shipping industry as a whole to reap rewards from each other. EQ8 Crew aims to develop an open relationship between sea recruits and ship owners and managers that will become an integral part of sea personnel.

Straight forward and straight talking, Tracey doesn’t waste any of her exuberant energy on excuses and cares too much to cut corners. She will put it all on the line to deliver on her promises to help her client’s and candidates find a perfect fit to sail the seven seas.


Eric Schreiber

Program Director bulldogrobotics.club

Technical program leader researching technologies that meet commercial feasibility. Collaborates across departments and manages cross-functional teams to define the “What”, “Why”, and “When” of new products and services. Investigates and interprets industry trends and new technologies for development. Builds business cases, raises funding, and starts up new organizations. With an engineering and business background in various industries, his experiences include managing projects, developing products, and growing services with international teams that deliver value to the clients and growth for investors.


Tycho Van Peteghem

Managing Director of BSM Germany

Tycho started his career in the maritime industry as an engineering consultant. Since then, he held various leadership positions in business development, engineering and procurement with a passion for the industry as a constant. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering and an Executive MBA.

He believes in the positive impact of shipping on the world, the possibilities of technology and human ingenuity to create a better future and tries to contribute where possible.

Eyesea is for him a perfect example of how human ingenuity and technology can be an enabler to improve the world step by step, picture by picture.


Nick Topham

Managing Director of BSM Germany

Nick Topham is Managing Director of BSM Germany based in Hamburg. Qualified as a Marine Engineer he has been in the maritime industry for over 35 years including 19 years working on board of container and refrigerated cargo vessels.

Since coming ashore he has held various positions working up from a superintendent role to hold positions as Fleet manager, Fleet Director and various Managing Director positions.

Since working for BSM he has been involved in the implementation of Blue Seas Matter which is an initiative to reduce the use of one use plastics which ultimately end up in the sea.

Nick has been an Ambassador for Eyesea since 2019.

Alex H.

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at X-Press Feeders

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Charlotte Barham

Finance and Operations Director

There is one thing that has led me through my professional and personal life so far at that is passion and ambition. These qualities drew me to Pushologies and in turn Pushologies to EyeSea. After achieving my professional qualification and progressing through the accounting practice environment, I moved out into industry, financial services, not a surprise for the Isle of Man. The experience and opportunities that gave me to progress were enormous and I am hugely grateful of the lessons I learnt and resilience I built. However, retaining passion for what I do each day was something I was driving for, then Pushologies entered my life. Everything we do at Pushologies centres around passion, creating communities, engaging fans/users and doing so in the most awesome way – not matter whether it is a sports team, broadcasting platform or recently EyeSea passion and ambition can be found throughout. That is why I am here, it directly aligns to my own beliefs and values. I am here to support Pushologies and our customers (and vice versa) smash strategic goals and make the world and society a better place in the process.



Charlotte Ward

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA)

Based in the UK, Charlotte oversees the marketing and communications function of The Bahamas Maritime Authority, leading all marketing initiatives globally.

A straight-talking, forward-thinking marketing specialist with over 15 years of brand, strategy, planning, implementation, and marketing communications expertise, Charlotte works closely with organisations across the international shipping, energy, offshore, yachting, and marine insurance sectors.

The increasing pollution of the oceans is a cause for great concern and, although there are many organisations promoting cleaner seas, the launch of Eyesea was the first attempt to give every seafarer a pro-active role in pulling together data to show the exact location of marine pollution so that action can be targeted.

As a small island state that relies heavily on the seas for its prosperity, The Bahamas Maritime Authority is particularly concerned with the issue of marine pollution and is an active supporter of many organisations that work to make the oceans sustainable.

The Bahamas Maritime Authority is proud to be an ambassador for Eyesea, an organisation that gives each of us the opportunity to support the marine environment, mapping pollution to protect the oceans.

“I am honoured to be able to play my part in the global pollution issue by promoting Eyesea. Working closely with regulatory bodies and industry partners to help build this vital world map of marine pollution.”



Kevin Leach-Smith

COO, Taylor Maritime

Kevin is based in Singapore where he serves as COO of Taylor Maritime, managing the commercial operations of a fleet of handysize and supramax bulk carriers.

He is a Master Mariner and after a seagoing career working with The Royal Fleet Auxiliary, London & Overseas Freighters, Belfast Freight Ferries and Worldwide Shipping he moved ashore 25 years ago and has worked as a Berthing Master, Surveyor and Ship Manager in the UK, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Kevin sits on the board of the Maritime Anti Corruption Network which is a is a global business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large.


Bernie Hollywood OBE

Charity Guru Extraordinaire

Over the past 40 years Bernie Hollywood has raised over £42 million pounds for UK & overseas charities. Achieved through creative corporate partnerships recognised, celebrated & awarded throughout the third sector. Supported hundreds of Social Enterprises throughout the world creating thousands of community based jobs that have benefited communities and made them sustainable.

He is an ambassador for Wallace & Gromit Children’s Charity, Save the Children UK & Barnardo’s.

The creator of “Merchant Giving” a ground breaking micro-donation service which connects business to charity & in doing so makes charities more sustainable.

Supports his own four Schools in developing areas of Kenya & Nepal (Upendo Primary / Lucy Primary – Korogocho Slums / Mutaruni High School / Saraswati High School), along with four successful social enterprises within developing areas of Kenya too.

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Lloyd Ferguson

Lloyd Ferguson has dedicated his career to the digitalisation and transformation of the global shipping and maritime industry. With an accomplished and demonstrable track record of success providing strategic, financial, and technical leadership to the offshore and marine industry, Lloyd has fulfilled several roles including Head of Customer Services, Global Commercial Manager and latterly, Head of Navigational Products for Nautisk, and is currently Sales Manager Northern Europe with Seaber.

As part of his current role and his ongoing commitment to the industry, Lloyd has worked closely with regulatory bodies such as IMO, IHS, MCA, CNITA, UKHO, Flag States and Class Societies to offer guidance in respect of process optimisation, change management and product/project management using his in-depth knowledge and technical expertise in both software and hardware.

Prior to his role with NAVTOR, Lloyd worked with Nautisk where he was responsible for the UK operational arm of the business.


Douglas Hassell

CEO, Future Factory

Douglas has been an active dinghy and yacht sailor for over 50 years, racing and cruising around UK and the Middle East, and currently holds the Dubai to Muscat race record on his yacht Diablo. The amount of plastic waste in the sea and on the beaches is truly disappointing and we all need to do more. I am a technologist and Eyesea provides an opportunity for global action, both by individuals and organisations. Let’s go!

Professionally, Doug founded a smart manufacturing consultancy and solutions delivery business based in the Middle East, enabling companies to reduce costs, increase revenues and move to sustainable manufacturing.


Wesley van der Spuy

Wesley van der Spuy is a qualified solicitor, holding a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University.

Prior to joining Odyssey Marine in 2015, Wesley worked as a solicitor in the areas of general litigation and employee and industrial relations at law firms Dwyer Durack and Freehills. Wesley also worked as a Senior Industrial Relations Consultant and in-house lawyer for the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA), a resource sector employer association, where he provided advice on a broad range of industrial and employee relations matters.

Wesley commenced working with Odyssey Marine in 2015 when he was seconded by AMMA to the former parent company of Odyssey Marine to assist with the management of the company’s industrial relations portfolio.

In 2016, Wesley joined Odyssey Marine as a permanent employee and took up the position of General Manager. During this time, Wesley implemented various initiatives that allowed the company to streamline its operations and improve profitability in line with changing market conditions.

In 2017, Wesley was appointed as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Wesley plans to work with the Odyssey Marine Board to continue investing in the company, its valued personnel and the communities in which the company operates.


Kjell-Arne Danielsen

Leder organisasjon og sikkerhet/ HR and HSEQ Manager at Boreal Sjø AS

Action-minded, result-oriented, value based, engaged and people oriented. Experienced HR Executive from the maritime industry. International experience from change management processes, talent management, building cultures and developing individuals, teams and organizations. Effective and skilled, cross-cultural people manager.


Franco Liu Eisma

Franco is currently the CEO and co-founder of a food security startup Grundo GmbH Switzerland. He has been in the technology industry for more than fifteen years, starting his career as a Design Engineer developing automation and robotic systems. He’s worked for internet giants Google and Amazon, as well as the World Economic Forum and researched Data Privacy issues for the European Commission.

Franco works with organisations from Multinational Corporations, Startups, and NGOs in executing high-impact technology-enabled goals. He lives in Spain and spends time hiking, reading and travelling to hidden gems. Franco holds an MPhil in Technology Policy from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Management of Technology from the National University of Singapore and an Engineer by training.

Grundo provides critical data and insights on food security, sustainability, biodiversity, plastic pollution, air quality and more. We uncover unique answers by building algorithms and applying machine-learning techniques to satellite data.



Peter Schellenberger

Vice President Supply Chain

Born German, Peter has spent 33 years in Asia in Executive positions in various areas such as trading, manufacturing and. The maritime part of his career started in Singapore when he managed 2 leading Ship Chandling companies before joining the VGroup to head Supply Chain and Marcas Asia, Maritime Service business development and the global agency portfolio. In OSM Peter set up OSERV as Managing Director to creating a digital e-procurement platform for fleet and third party clients and being responsible for procurement and future driven Maritime services and Eco system. Also in Thome he has this portfolio and also looks after the Group Global Supply Chain functions as VP. Peter is Managing Director of Supply Chain Specialist subsidiary Vanir Marine Pte Ltd building a smart industry digital market place and catering services. Active roles in Smart Maritime Network, SSA Startup Committee, EyeSea and BIMCO.

Athanasios (Thanos) Thanopoulos

CEO of yachting recruitment company SYR

Athanasios (Thanos) Thanopoulos has been involved in the shipping industry for over 25 years and since 2014 holds the position of Director and CEO of DryLog Ltd. He also serves as a CFO of Ceres Shipping Ltd.

He has 10 years prior experience with a shipowning/shipmanagement group (as a CFO and CEO). He started his career as a shipping banker and has 9 years of experience in ship-finance, working for two different Greek financial institutions.

Mr. Thanopoulos holds an MSc in Shipping Trade & Finance from City University Business School.

He is married and proud father of one daughter.


Richard Turner


30 plus years in the maritime industry both offshore and onshore in various management roles. Delivering at all levels from Chief Officer to Project Manager and Managing Director in leading from the front and developing sustainable business models in the corporate sector.

Vast experience has enabled Richard to develop and grow sustainable projects and companies with his knowledge of the maritime sector using sound business practices and robust models aligned with out-of-the-box thinking.

Globally connected in various countries with senior stakeholders and social partners allows Richard’s abilities to develop and deliver growth strategies. Richard has taken an idea with Tapiit and turned it into a multi-award winning group of companies challenging the norm and delivering disrupting solutions in all areas of the maritime industry.


Ed Ewer

CEO of yachting recruitment company SYR

Ed is CEO of yachting recruitment company SYR. Brought up on and around the water, he has a passion for the marine world and ensuring that we preserve our oceans as best we can. Through his business he is a voice across the luxury industry when it comes to promoting cleaner practices and adopting new technologies in order to reduce the impact we have on our waters. Conducting regular beach and local water cleaning sessions, he was keen to join and promote Eyesea given the potential that it has to bring about awareness and genuine change when it comes to caring for our seas and oceans.



Scott R. Bergeron

Managing Director at Oldendorff Carriers

Scott Bergeron is a Managing Director at Oldendorff Carriers, the world’s leading bulk carrier owner and operator. In this capacity, he is responsible for the group’s global engagement and sustainability initiatives as well as business development in North America. He is also President of Oldendorff America, Ltd, the US-flag subsidiary of Oldendorff Carriers and a Member of the Board of Directors of BIMCO. With a modern leadership approach and a strong technical foundation, Scott is a proven business leader and international shipping industry executive.

Scott is an honors graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and earned an MBA from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.

Prior to joining Oldendorff Carriers, Scott was a Principal with the YCF Group. As the Group’s maritime program leader he held a variety of roles that included Chief Executive Officer of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the world’s second largest ship registry. Scott also conceived, established, nurtured and grew several profitable businesses for the Group including EuroFlag Services, SeaNet Maritime, SeaNet Verification and Decatur Marine Audit & Survey.

In 2011 Mr. Bergeron was appointed by Virginia’s Governor as a Commissioner of the Port of Virginia, where he was subsequently elected as Vice Chairman. During a 3-year term, Scott provided financial and operation governance of one of the largest and deepest ports in the United States of America.

Earlier in his career, Bergeron held senior management positions in an international ship owning & ship managing company and served as a marine surveyor for the US Coast Guard and for Det Norske Veritas.


Captain Londy Ngcobo

Ship Navigator

A Global Ship Navigator and Africa’s First Female Dredge Master. Captain Londy Ngcobo is passionate about unlocking Africa’s ocean economy. With over 14 years of experience in the Maritime industry, her background includes Maritime Studies, International Merchant shipping experience, Advanced dredging from the Netherlands IHC, an industry-shaking role as a former Executive Maritime Compliance Manager for Transnet National Ports Authority, now she is a Chief Executive of Womaritime Experts and Founder of Global Maritime Youth, all of which continues to echo her well-known title “The BLACKMERMAID”.

This Black Excellence and multi-award-winning Woman serves on various boards in the transport sector and influential organizations within leadership, women,and youth spheres ensuring continuous development of Africa’s transport professions through advocacy, training,and awareness as well as strengthening the competitiveness and employment creating potential for Africans.

As a mother and wife herself, Londy is passionate about women and youth empowerment. Her experience has equipped her with the ability to focus on providing sustainable tools for women to thrive and her zest for life encourages the youth to think outside the box.

As seen on the Forbes Leading Women Africa with her piercing phrase “I didn’t choose to be Rose from the Titanic, I chose to Captain the Titanic” and through her popular TEDx Talk “Anchors Aweigh, No Rest For The First” This Blackmermaid sure is making waves on land.

Cameron Mitchell

Director, Isle of Man Ship Registry

Cameron Mitchell is the Director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry. He is a qualified Marine Engineer and has a Diploma in surveying of ships and yachts. More recently he has completed the Isle of Man Governments Senor Leadership Development Programme.

After a seagoing career as an engineer working for Geest Line, Maersk and Farstad, Cameron moved to the Island in 2001 and joined the Isle of Man’s growing ship register, initially as a surveyor in 2003. He became its Deputy Director in 2018 and Director in 2019.

Cameron has a genuine desire to see the Isle of Man continue to succeed as an international ship register and as a centre of excellence for maritime business. He enjoys promoting the Isle of Man around the globe to those who may not be aware of the benefits it has to offer.

Cameron leads a team of highly motivated and experienced individuals, providing a pragmatic regulatory framework for the registration and survey of ships and yachts.

The Isle of Man Ship Registry continues to retain its International standing as a “Quality flag of choice” on the “White Lists” of the Paris and Tokyo MOU’s on Port State Control, US Coast Guards Qaulship 21 program and the International Chambers of Shipping’s flag state performance tables.

Cameron is an ambassador and the Isle of Man Ship Registry a member of Eyesea a non-profit organization with a mission to map global pollution and maritime hazards.

Cameron sits on the board of the International Superyacht Society (ISS) whose mission is to Promote Excellence and Ensure Sustainability in the Global Yachting Industry.

Cameron enjoys fishing, golfing, rugby union, boating, trials bikes and the beautiful Isle of Man countryside.


Lee Clarke

General Manager | Isle of Man Maritime

With a career in the maritime industry spanning 17 years, including roles both onboard and onshore, Lee brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role.
Prior to joining Isle of Man Maritime, Lee worked in several ‘at sea’ roles for Bibby Ship Management before becoming their Cadet Training Manager. In 2016 he joined V.Group as their Head of Global Cadet Officer Training. In 2020, he joined the award-winning maritime tech business, Tapiit Group, as their Content and Delivery Manager and General Manager of Isle of Man in 2021.
A vocal campaigner for change in seafarer training mentoring, Lee has spoken at various industry events including leading shipping symposiums and Honourable Company of Master Mariners mentoring seminars and crew seminars. He has also been involved in various boards including the Merchant Navy Training Board and the King George’s Fund for Seafarers.
In addition to his role with Isle of Man Maritime, Lee is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, Trustee and Hon. Secretary for King George’s Fund for Sailors, Advocate for The Seafarers Charity, HSCC Lay Member for the Department of Health and Social Care and Chair of the Isle of Man Port Welfare Committee.


Lynne Clarke

Communications Manager – Europe, GAC Group

It was while working on the last round-the-world Ocean Race that Lynne became acutely aware of the plastic pollution problem. Signing up immediately to the Race’s #cleanseas and Ocean Summit programmes, she became a committed advocate of both, carrying the messages throughout the GAC world and beyond. Outside of work, she is working addressing plastic pollution issues on her beloved island of Skiathos, and in which Eyesea will certainly play an important part.

“I abhor single use plastics and delight in spreading that feeling,” she says. “It is a pleasure and an absolute necessity to support Eyesea’s work.”

Born and educated in languages and business studies in West London, Lynne has enjoyed nearly 40 years in Marketing and PR in the graphic arts, recording and plastics industries. She has been GAC’s European regional communications manager for 15 years.


Jaime Amoedo

Financial Services Executive | NED | Trustee | Environmentalist

International executive with over 30 years of experience in banking and finance and IOD 2021 Director of the Year. Currently, CEO of Pozitive Payments Ltd (Pozitive Group), and Director of Junior Achievement Isle of Man, Isle of Man Government’s Digital Agency, the Manx Wildlife Trust and Inversus Capital (IOM). He is a Career Mentor for CareerReady and Business Mentor for the IOM Chamber of Commerce, and also the Founder and CEO of the award-winning PlasticBusters global environmental group, which counts with thousands of volunteers in over 100 countries. Their award-winning AdoptTheWorld.org initiative, which invites people, businesses and organizations to adopt a place, has proved extremely successful having managed to attract over 3,000 adopters globally. His enthusiasm, passion and connections with the business community and third sector, alongside his Environmental Management and Digital Marketing Degrees, make him a fitting choice for an Eyesea Ambassador.


Sanjam Sahi Gupta

Sanjam Sahi Gupta is Director for Sitara Shipping Ltd.

She is a founder member of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) India and Board Member of WISTA International.

She’s a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the World Maritime  University based in Malmo, Sweden- the first Indian professional from the industry to hold this position.

In 2014 the International Womens’ Leadership Forum awarded her “Leading Woman in Shipping Business” and was also awarded in 2014  by SPJIMR Business school as Outstanding Family Business.As an Ambassador of Sailor Society and the founding Board Member of MTS in India she’s committed to Seafarers welfare . She was a major force in bringing out the “Diversity Handbook” in 2018 by WISTA International along with ISWAN and Anglo Eastern.

In May 2018, she was the recipient of the Sandvik Gender Award –for her outstanding contribution and commitment to gender equality. As part of her award she conducted India’s first survey for gathering data on women in maritime maritimesheeo.com/report2019.pdf

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals awarded her “Woman of the Year 2019” in March 2019.

In June 2019 she was invited as part of a HighLevel panel initiative by The Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, comprising a group of world leaders from coastal states committed to ocean action in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

In February 2020 and 2021, she was named as one of the top 100 women in shipping by All About Shipping UK.

She is also part of the Diversity Committee of the International chamber of shipping.

In 2020, the Dutch Consulate in Mumbai funded her research in India for “The Business Case for Diversity” wherein 100+ companies participated. maritimesheeo.com/report2020.pdf

To further her commitment to Diversity in the maritime and Logistics industry she has launched Maritime SheEO to provide solutions to the industry.

The first Maritime SheEO conference was held virtually in November 2020, the world´s biggest maritime gender equality conference ever held – gathering 1500+ participants from across 77+ countries. Featuring keynote speeches from the IMO SecretaryGeneral, India´s Union Minister of Shipping Ports and Waterways Ports and Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, plus a strong line-up of leading executives.


Siv Harstad

I am a speaker, expedition leader and author whose philosophy is to inspire and motivate people to Dream Big in their life. After surviving Nepal’s 2015 major earthquake, resilience and determination led me back to Everest, making me the first Norwegian woman to climb Mount Everest from the Nepali side and 10th Norwegian to climb all the 7 Summits (highest mountain on all continents) among the 85 first ladies in the world to do so.

I grew up on a small sheep farm on the west coast of Norway and after working intensively in corporate culture, I suffered severe burnout which made me sick for years. Both my illness and earthquake experience made me reevaluate what’s important in life.

I gave up my successful career in management consulting and HR to pursue my dreams. Now on a mission to the North and South poles to complete a world’s first.

As an adventurer I visits some of the most remote and vulnerable environments in the world. Seeing all the pollution “everywhere” is sad. We cannot continue this, Mother Earth need us to stop polluting and start cleaning up. If we all do our part, it will be a massive impact. Proud to join EyeSea as an Ambassador.



Eric Holliday

Eric is the CEO of the FISH Safety Foundation www.fishsafety.org. The Foundation is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to improving Health & Safety outcomes in Commercial Fishing – an industry recognised as the world’s most hazardous. He remains actively involved in the general maritime industry, leading the specialist maritime safety consultancy, Pro-Safe Marine www.prosafemarine.com.

An accomplished communicator, he has conducted training workshops and seminars in safety, human factors, risk management, safety culture, and accident investigation, for a wide spectrum of organisations – ranging from Off-shore Diamond Mining, Nuclear Power and Rail, to Commercial Fishing and Maritime industries – in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Canada, the Caribbean, China, Europe, as well as in South Africa and Namibia.

He is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute (NI), and a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

And when he’s not working or travelling the world, he’s probably out fishing…….


Tjard Jürgens

Two years ago I was snorkelling on a small island next to Cebu in the Philippines that is known for its great diverse marine life. And truly, the underwater life was stunning, if only it wasn’t for those piles of garbage that we had to swim in.

Shoes, plastic, foil, clothing, you name it. The grotesque thing is, that this was not the first time this happened to me. A while earlier I had the privilege to surf in Bali. It was monsoon season so the winds had changed and the water current was pushing inwards.

Fishing a wet and soaked diaper out of the water with my bare hands, while paddling for the wave, was one of my least favourite experiences during that holiday.

If you witness such unpleasantries today, Eyesea gives you the chance to actually do something about it. It is easy, straight forward and can be a real game changer.

That is why I have joined the team and that is why the company I am working for ‘ZEABORN Ship Management’ is a true supporter of this initiative and of Graeme’s idea.

So, my appeal to you: Download the app and make everyone a winner!

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, Frazer-Nash Consultancy, fncaustralia.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.



Thomas Reckefuss

My name is Thomas Reckefuss and I am the Managing Director of  Thomas Schulte Ship Management Pte. Ltd in Singapore. My love of the ocean began in my childhood when I first spent time on a sailing boat at the age of three. After Highschool my passion for boats and ships turned into a profession when I chose to become a naval architect. I now also hold an MBA in shipping and lead Thomas Schulte Ship Management’s activities in Asia.

As a sailor, diver, and passionate ocean lover I have been around the world and seen the ocean from above and from below. Since moving to Singapore, the global topic of ocean pollution has become far more obvious, since there is basically no spot where you now cannot find plastic or other debris on or below the surface of the ocean. As a member of the Shipping community, the ocean is our place of work and our playing field and we need to step up and show responsibility to keep it healthy. Eyesea is, for myself and Thomas Schulte Ship Management, a brilliant Platform to contribute with easy means to the collection of data and to increase awareness of the pressing problems washing up on our doorstep. Identifying, mapping, cataloging, and categorizing pollution is an important part of preserving the biggest ecosystem on our planet.


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.


Lars T. Ugland

Lars T Ugland comes from a well-known shipping family in Norway.  He has worked in deep-sea shipping all his life as an owner, charterer, manager and ship broker.  He has been involved in crude oil tankers, product tankers, bulk carriers, ore carriers, various types of offshore units, supply vessels, tugs, and barges.  He left the UK after 35 years to set up a new company in the Isle of Man.

“I have been more aware of the pollution at sea and on the shorelines after moving to this island some 13 years ago.  Pollution is obviously a global issue and is something that each of us can play a part in resolving.  I have seen the benefits of the local “Beach Buddies” organisation, which regularly gathers groups of volunteers of all ages to clean the beaches around the island.  They are doing a fantastic job and their message has spread worldwide.  We all need to make an effort for cleaner seas and for that reason I support EyeSea and hope our efforts will benefit generations to come”.


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.


Andy Foy

Director, Predictive Performance

Andy Foy is a New Zealander who loves being near, in, or on the ocean.   In his lifetime he has seen the quality of the water and marine life in an environment that many would consider pristine, be dramatically affected.   Fish stocks are declining, shellfish are becoming harder to find and many of our rivers and waterways are polluted.  He believes that Eyesea provides an opportunity to use data-driven insights to drive effective solutions.
Professionally Andy has worked in HR and people management for 25 years.  He currently runs a consulting company in Auckland using behavioural data and insights to help companies optimise their people management and organisational effectiveness.


Nick Fisher

CEO and Senior Advisor in Maritime, Shipping and Ports

Nick has been in shipping since the ‘80s, both in the military and commercially, and has run Ports and Shipping businesses in Australia, Europe, South East Asia and the Middle East. As a yachtsman and rower, he has never ceased to be dismayed with maritime pollution wherever he has been.  During his time in Singapore and Abu Dhabi he actively championed clean-up activities and implemented ‘Seabin’ technology in the companies he worked with.

Brendon Hawley

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.

Professional Memberships:

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.

Baltic Expert Witness Association- BEWA (balticexpertwitness.com)

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.


Hauke Pane

Mr. Hauke Pane has been the Chief Executive Officer of Hamburger Lloyd since the company was founded in 2007. Before that, he spent many years with Hamburg Süd in Hamburg and London and served as Managing Director of MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Steamship.
He has years of seafaring experience, most recently as a Ship Operation Officer. Being the son of a pilot, Pane has been fascinated with shipping since his early childhood days. His love for the ocean remains unbroken to
this day: He loves to go sailing and he never takes a beach walk without collecting marine debris.
Being an EyeSea ambassador, he wants to raise environmental awareness within the shipping industry and beyond- not only as a CEO but also as a grandfather who wants to preserve the oceans for future generations.


Rob Aarvold

Singapore, Swire Bulk, General Manager, swirebulk.com

Bio to follow.