19th October 2015
Andy Winbow, the recently retired Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Maritime Safety Division at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has joined the board of the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) as a trustee.
Andy said "I am really pleased to join the board of ISWAN. It is an organisation that focuses on the wellbeing of the seafarer and I feel it has the potential to engage more organisations, maritime companies and individuals in its aim to improve the welfare of ships' crews."
Per Gullestrup, the Chairman of ISWAN said "we are privileged to have Andy join the board. He has a long and distinguished career at the IMO and as a seafarer. He will be able to bring a lot of experience and knowledge to ISWAN. I am looking forward to working with Andy on the ISWAN board."
Among his many achievements Andy directed international initiatives relating to passenger ship safety post-Costa Concordia and developed and implemented the systems and procedures for the receipt and evaluation of information communicated to IMO by the 144 Parties to the STCW Convention.
Andy is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a Master Mariner.