A SHORT CV OF Dr. Aleka Mandaraka – Sheppard
Maritime Arbitrator & Mediator, Risk management Advisor, Professor of Maritime law
Education: [LL.B (1st Hons. Athens University), LL.M (maritime law, University College London), Ph.D (organisational behaviour King’s College London)]
A dually qualified lawyer (England and Greece) with over 30 years of legal and commercial experience in the maritime industry. She has worked in the commercial sector (ship-owners, a P & I club, and insurance brokers) and practised in maritime litigation and arbitration with a leading maritime law firm in the City of London. She has taught maritime law, carriage of goods by sea and marine insurance to LL.M students of the University of London from 1993 -2006 when she established and Headed the Shipping Law Unit at UCL.
She is the Founder and Chairman of the London Shipping Law Centre (LSLC – Maritime Business Forum) – www.shippinglbc.com. Through the Centre, she has pioneered risk management education and promotes the advancement of maritime law and best practice for dispute resolution.
Dr Sheppard also founded ORA Maritime Risk Management in 1998 for education and consultancy to shipping companies in maritime law and how best to minimise the risk of claims and uninsured losses – www.ora-mrm.com. Blending her knowledge of the law, commercial practice and organisational behaviour, Dr Sheppard with her colleagues (experts in safety management systems) advise on ‘Optimum Risk Assessment’ (ORA) and the human element to accidents.
She is the author of ‘Modern Maritime Law and Risk Management’ (2nd edn 2007 Informa), author of organisational behaviour (1986 Gower) and of numerous articles on maritime law, risk management, the ISM Code and liabilities, marine insurance including chapters in other books. She is frequently invited to speak at conferences and Universities, home and abroad.
She is a member of the CIArb, a supporting member of the LMAA and acts as an arbitrator in disputes over charter –parties, bills of lading, shipbuilding contracts, sale & purchase and marine insurance under the LMAA Terms.
LSLC – Maritime Business Forum
International House, 1 St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1TW
T: 020 70639736 or 07721 374 360
A SHORT CV OF CPT. ANDREW MITCHELL
Served with Shell Tankers as a Deck Officer in all ranks for 19 years on many classes of tankers and gas carriers; Transferred to offshore installation management in the North Sea with Shell Exploration and Production; Moved into the onshore operations with subsequent management experience in the company’s department for Health, Safety & the Environment (HSE). Left Shell to establish a risk management consultancy in Aberdeen working with companies in the design and implementation of integrated management systems in compliance with ISO 9002, ISM Code, other relevant legislation and industry standards covering health, safety and the environment; Undertook management system audits in compliance with international standards; Developed strategic plans for company management in relation to HSE plans.
The company was acquired by Lloyd’s Register in 1993 and he moved to London assuming corporate responsibility for the policy, standards and procedures associated with the delivery of management system certification services to marine and inter-modal clients related to the ISM and ISPS Codes, ISO and industry standards and latterly the ILO 2006 Convention. He was responsible for the LR and UK input into the development of the Inter-modal Security Management Standards ISO 28000 and 28001. Represented Lloyd’s Register to IACS, ISMA and CEFIC; Represented IACS to IMO, ILO, ICS and numerous other governmental and industry bodies; Has been past Chairman of the IACS working groups on the ISM Code and Maritime Security; Presently he is a Member of the MCA Human Element Action Group. He chairs and speaks at many international venues.
Captain Mitchell retired from Lloyd’s Register in 2006 and now acts as a marine consultant in matters involving the ISM, the ISPS, quality systems and audits. He has been involved as an Expert Witness to European Courts on the ISM Code, as well as in developing new tools associated with the Human Element in management systems and with other diverse marine consultancy projects.
British Master (Foreign Going)
IRCA Registered Lead Auditor
IRCA Registered Lead Auditor Maritime
Lloyds Register ISM Lead Auditor
Lloyds Register ISPS Lead Auditor
Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Lead Auditor
ILCI Accredited Safety Auditor
Member of the Nautical Institute
S.M. Allum BSc. (Hons) MSc. C.Eng. MIRM MEI
Steve has almost 30 years experience gained in the Marine & Energy sectors. He has worked in research & development with BP, working on projects as diverse as biofuels, tanker propulsion and combustion technology. It was in the latter where his work contributed to the team winning the McRobert Award; the ‘Nobel Prize’ of the engineering world. Steve also spent time commissioning offshore North Sea platforms and in the commercial side of BP. In 1989, he joined a team to begin the analysis and assessment of both insurable and uninsurable risk in BP, and later trained in Safety Management Systems, and completed a MSc. in Process Safety & Loss Control in 1992, majoring in the assessment of risk.
Steve moved to the insurance industry in 1991 to provide expertise in Quantified Risk Assessment and joined the management consultancy team of Aon Risk Consultants, working with clients to identify and solve strategic, project and compliance risk issues, including guidance and support technology for Enterprise Risk and Corporate Governance.
Over the last eight years, Steve has been closely involved with Aon’s Global Practices, first as Manager of the Natural Resources Practice, and latterly as Chairman of the Marine Practice. During that time, he became known for his innovative approach to risk management. Steve now acts as an independent consultant, providing analysis and unbiased advice to clients on a wide range of risk and uncertainty topics.
ORA-MRM has access to, and works closely with, other experts when it is required for its clients’ specific needs
Consultants on the Board
COMMODORE N.D. SQUIRE CBE, FNI, FCMI
Royal Fleet Auxiliary (retired)
Commodore David Squire is a Master Mariner and experienced senior manager. He retired from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service (RFA) – the Ministry of Defence owned civilian manned fleet, working in support of the Royal Navy - in March 1999, after a long and distinguished career, which has spanned over 35 years and included a wide range of demanding appointments at sea and ashore, culminating in a 5 year appointment as Commodore and Chief Executive of the RFA.
Since his retirement from the RFA, he has remained active in the maritime world, through his membership of the UK Safety of Navigation Committee; as a member of the Papers and Technical Committee of the Nautical Institute; as a member of the Operations Committee of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI); and as a Trinity House Navigational Examiner. He was a Nautical Assessor to the Marchioness/Bowbelle Formal Investigation, in 2001.
He has published two major papers on safety of navigation issues, namely:
The Hazards of Transiting the Dover Strait TSS, on behalf of the Sea Safety Group (published in the Spring 2003 edition of the Journal of the Royal Institute of Navigation).
The Use of Visual Aids to Navigation, on behalf of the Nautical Institute.
He is the editor Alert!, the award-winning International Maritime Human Element Bulletin; the editor of the Journal of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners; and Secretary to the Marine Accident Investigators’ International Forum.
As an Elder Brother of Trinity House he is a Trustee of the Corporate Board and an Assistant to the Court; and Director of the Trinity House Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme.
David Squire was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1997 Queen's Birthday Honours List. He is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Freeman of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, a Justice of the Peace, a past President of the Anchorites (2004) and a Rotarian. He is a Trustee of the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel.
ANTONY NUNN OBE
Antony Nunn OBE has been a marine underwriter for many years.
After service in the Royal Navy, he joined the Marine Insurance Company in London rising to Assistant Underwriter; thereafter, he joined the Lloyds Syndicate of RJ Merrett, as a Deputy Underwriter. After 6 years of practice, he returned to the Institute of London Underwriters (ILU), as Manager and Underwriter of Malvern and Scottish Lion. He was elected to the Committee of ILU and became Chairman in 1982. He retired as an active Underwriter in 1992.
Chairman of the Joint Hull Committee 1983-87.
Chairman of the Ocean Hull Committee of the International Union of Marine Insurance 1983-89.
Chairman of the Salvage Association 1989-91.
On retirement, he was appointed as Government and International Affairs Adviser to ILU. He has been the Liaison Officer to the International Maritime Organization for the International Union of Marine Insurance since 1998.
Currently, he is a Steering Committee member of the London Shipping Law Centre and of the International Maritime Industries Forum (IMIF), member of the London Committee of ABS, and Adviser to the Committee of Seafarers Int. Research Cardiff.
He has visited USA, Australia, Japan, S.Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Scandinavia, Europe, Canada, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, New Zealand on business. Awarded OBE in 2001 for services to the marine insurance industry.