Andy Winbow joins ISWAN board of trustees


ISWANAndy 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.

Mr Winbow 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, 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, Mr Winbow 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.

He is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a Master Mariner.