RIGHTSHIP’S MISSION
TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY OF THE MARITIME INDUSTRY

We lead by example. Working with our customers we are
developing a safer and cleaner maritime industry. We are
innovative. Pioneering industry leading technology, we
enable our customers to reduce their maritime risk. We
believe in what we do. And we know the team around us
are united in setting the right path towards maritime
safety and sustainability. We are RightShip.

THE RIGHTSHIP WAY

RightShip is the world’s leading maritime risk management and environmental assessment organisation, with offices in London, Melbourne and Houston.

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With our predictive online ship vetting platform, RightShip Qi, coupled with the maritime expertise of our vetting team, we help our customers to manage marine risk by identifying and eliminating substandard ships from their supply chain, while improving overall maritime safety standards in the industry.

Signifying the importance of a transition to a low-carbon economy, RightShip’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rating (GHG Rating) has been widely adopted by the maritime industry to measure and recognise the relative CO2 output of individual vessels.

The GHG Rating provides a systematic and transparent framework for comparing the relative efficiency of ships, enabling users to select vessels with a lower CO2 footprint and fuel bill.

RightShip is a proud carbon-neutral organisation, and in 2017 released their Carbon Accounting tool, giving organisations the ability to measure and manage the carbon emissions associated with their shipping activity.

OFFICES

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AMERICAS

RIGHTSHIP EUROPE,
MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

LEADERSHIP TEAM

MARTIN CRAWFORD-BRUNT

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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Operating as CEO from March 2018, Martin brings over 20 years of maritime industry experience to RightShip.

Formerly of DNV GL, where he was responsible for leading significant change and introducing innovative services, for the past decade Martin has held senior positions around the world with a track record of successfully building businesses and adding value to key stakeholder relationships.

After completing his formal education in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Martin started his maritime career as a class society surveyor and auditor. He gained first-hand experience of ship board operations on a geared bulk carrier in the deck and engine room as part of his training.

Over his career Martin has been instrumental in delivering safety initiatives and supporting ship owners and investors around the world. With this maritime experience, as well as strong management and leaderships skills Martin leads the RightShip team in fulfilling the company’s vision to improve industry safety and environmental standards.

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WAYNE BLUMENTHAL

COMMERCIAL & STRATEGIC MANAGER
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Wayne joined RightShip in 2007. He is RightShip’s Commercial & Strategic Manager with responsibility for sales, business development, strategy, marketing, group insurance and risk management. His strategic planning was acknowledged by the Prime Minister’s Exporter of the Year Award in 2013.

Wayne has been instrumental in the development, implementation and promotion of RightShip’s Existing Vessel Design Index; the creation and launch the GHG Emissions Rating which impacts 2.4 billion tonnes of vessel movements annually; and has managed the successful tender of a three-year project to introduce predictive loss control to a multinational insurance company.

Wayne has spoken extensively on risk and environmental ratings at conferences worldwide, delivering key note addresses on big data, safety and sustainability in Greece, London, Japan, Singapore and Australia, as well as representing Australia at the UN body for shipping (International Maritime Organisation). In 2012 Wayne was the runner-up in the Business Green Leaders Young Sustainability Executive of the Year.

Prior to RightShip, Wayne completed the graduate development program at Marsh Australia and worked in the Risk Management and Financial & Professional Services Divisions. Wayne has a Master’s degree in Insurance and Risk Management, a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Economics.

SARAH LESLIE

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER & COMPANY SECRETARY
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Sarah commenced with RightShip in 2003. She is RightShip’s Financial Controller and Company Secretary with responsibility for group financial reporting, budgets and forecasts, taxation, foreign exchange, payroll, corporate governance, and is also the office manager for Melbourne.

Before joining RightShip, Sarah was a Commercial Manager for the Centre for Professional Development for Thomson Legal & Regulatory with responsibility for finance. She was the division’s key representative on a major project to improve the company’s Customer Relationship Management and accounting software system.

Sarah has been a Chartered Accountant for over 20 years. She started her accounting career in public practice in the area of business services for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clarke Greenwoods and Oglesby Hughes, McPhail Chartered Accountants before transitioning to commerce. Sarah has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

DAVID PEEL

MANAGER - EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
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Since opening RightShip’s London office in 2007, David has significantly grown the European business expanding into new territories and now oversees eight vetting superintendents. Before joining RightShip, David was Deputy General Manager at Golar LNG. David has a strong background in maritime safety and quality with significant experience in Safety Management System recertification, tanker vetting, training and auditing, and conducting risk assessments of vessels and port authorities, and in March 2017 David was appointed as a Director at the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI).

David has consulted on ISO 9000, International Safety Management, safety and quality and related auditing services to a range of companies including P&I Clubs, industry associations and various ship owners. He began his career with the P&O General Cargo Division and has served as a First Mate and Master on offshore supply vessels and salvage tugs.

ANUJ CHOPRA

VICE PRESIDENT - AMERICAS
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With over 30 years maritime experience both at sea and onshore, Anuj joined RightShip in October 2013 to drive business development, lead the vetting team and foster customer relations in the Americas region. He was previously President, Anglo-Eastern (Houston) LLC with operational responsibility for all Anglo-Eastern managed vessels visiting US ports, managing risk evaluation, assessment and mitigation and liaising with customers, charterers, Oil Majors, the United States Coast Guard, P&I Clubs, flag and classification societies.

Anuj began his seafaring career as a deck cadet working his way up to Master and sailed on various types of tankers, bulk carriers, container and passenger vessels. Anuj has a strong background in Shipboard Safety and Environmental Management systems and advanced to become an Auditor, Trainer, Investigator, and eventually Ship Manager with operational oversight on tankers, gas carriers, bulk, heavy lift  and container vessels. He is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and current chairman of the US Gulf Branch, and sits on the boards of NAMEPA and the College of Technology at the University of Houston. Anuj holds a Commonwealth Extra Masters Certificate of Competency and Shipping Management from the Indian Institute of Management.

HAYDEN LATCHFORD

MANAGER - AUSTRALASIA
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With over 35 years of maritime experience both at sea and onshore, Hayden commenced with RightShip in 2011 as a Tanker Inspection & Vetting Superintendent before stepping up to manage the Australasian vetting and dry cargo inspection teams in 2018.

Prior to his career at RightShip, Hayden transitioned from Deck Officer to Chief Officer & later Safety Co-ordinator at ASP Ship Management, and held positions as Marine Superintendent at both Shell and BP. Alongside these roles, Hayden has 20 years of experience as an OCIMF SIRE inspector for petroleum, gas and chemical vessels.

Hayden has a Diploma of Applied Science (Nautical Science); a Master Class 1 Certificate of Competency and a Bachelor of Business (Maritime Management & Logistics).

JIMMY LEONG

PETROLEUM, VETTING & INSPECTIONS MANAGER
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Jimmy oversees BHP Billiton / RightShip’s global petroleum, gas and chemical vetting and inspections. He has been with RightShip since its inception in 2001 when he transitioned across from BHP Billiton where he was a vessel and terminal clearance officer and inspector for tankers, LPG and chemical vessels and other offshore vessels for several years.

Jimmy began his career with Neptune Orient Lines and sailed up to the rank of Chief Engineer on tankers, bulk carriers, general cargo vessels and containerships. He has also worked as a Classification Surveyor for 10 years with the American Bureau of Shipping. He carried out surveys and new buildings on petroleum, cargo vessels and offshore vessels such as oil rigs, semi-submersible, anchor handling, tugs, accommodation barges and supply vessels. Jimmy speaks fluent Mandarin and is an OCIMF SIRE inspector for petroleum, gas and chemical vessels.

HELEN GIBNEY

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
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With over twenty years’ experience in marketing & communications, Helen commenced with RightShip in 2014. Helen is responsible for the broad range of RightShip’s strategic and tactical marketing and communications.

Before joining RightShip, Helen spent over ten years working as a consultant to a number of professional services organisations. Prior to this she held a number of positions including Marketing Manager for Tourism Holdings Ltd., Trade Marketing Manager for the United Inn-keeper Association Ltd., and International Marketing Manager for Add+Impact.

Helen holds a BA, Post-graduate Diploma of Arts and a Master of Arts (Marketing), and is an Associate Fellow and CPM of the Australian Marketing Institute.

KATE KYDD

HR MANAGER
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Kate joined RightShip in February 2011, bringing over 20 years of generalist HR and recruitment experience to the organisation. Taking up RightShip’s first HR role, Kate has developed RightShip’s HR systems and procedures throughout her tenure and currently manages staff appointments and HR matters across our three global offices.

Earlier in her career Kate held positions as a Recruitment Consultant with Marshall McAdam in Australia & CSFB in London, as well as working as a Senior HR Advisor with Incitec Pivot Ltd. Kate has a Bachelor of Business majoring in HR and Marketing.

KRIS FUMBERGER

SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER
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Kris commenced with RightShip in 2014. He is the Sustainability Manager responsible for the ongoing development of RightShip’s GHG Emissions Rating, which provides instant comparison of the CO2 efficiency of over 76,000 vessels. It is now used as a selection tool for one in every five ships chartered.

Kris works across the maritime industry – with charterers, ship managers, financial institutions and ports – assisting them develop the framework and tools to reward sustainable vessels. Kris also drives RightShip’s partnership with AUSMEPA, assisting them in winning the 2016 Google Impact Challenge grant to build their Maritime Emissions Portal, and played an integral role in RightShip’s being awarded runner-up in the Economist Ocean Innovation Challenge in 2015.

Prior to RightShip, Kris worked in the private and government sectors undertaking strategic planning and environmental assessments. Kris holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science and a Graduate Certificate in Management.

TONY HONEYBORNE

Senior Superintendent Dry Cargo Inspections
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Tony’s 45 years of maritime experience commenced at age 16 as an Apprentice Deck Officer with Cunard Shipping Services in the UK.

Prior to his move to Australia in 1987, Tony gained seagoing experience aboard Bulk Carriers, Product Tankers, General Cargo, RoRo Containers, Fast Refrigerated Cargo and Passenger Vessels.

With shore experience as a Marine Surveyor, AMSA Surveyor, Port Manager with the Port of Melbourne Authority and Operations Manager with Western Bulk and Eitzen Bulk, Tony joined Rightship in early 2009.

Tony worked initially as a Vetting Superintendent but moved quickly into the dry inspections area where he was recently promoted to Senior Superintendent. Tony has a Master Class 1 Certificate of Competency and a higher Technical Diploma in Nautical Science.

ROBERT DE GRAAF

SENIOR MARITIME RISK MODELLER
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Trained as an engineer, Robert became interested in statistics after early success applying to statistical methods to manufacturing engineering problems.

After completing a Master of Scientific Studies in Statistics at the University of New England, Robert moved to RightShip in 2013 and used his statistical know-how and industrial safety experience to redevelop the incumbent RightShip risk algorithm.

The decision tree model algorithm Robert developed enhanced the accuracy of the risk assessment in an explainable format, resulting in ease of adaptation for RightShip customers. It was successfully implemented as a core feature of RightShip’s maritime risk management platform, ‘RightShip Qi’, in late 2016.

In addition to ongoing retraining of RightShip’s predictive risk model, Robert also analyses data for various industry sectors – such as insurance – in order to develop specialised predictive models for RightShip customers.

GOVERNANCE

RightShip (“the company”) is equally owned by BHP, Rio Tinto and Cargill.

RightShip was formed in 2001 to improve dry bulk safety and quality standards and draw on the significant ship vetting expertise of global commodity companies BHP and Rio Tinto. In 2006, international food, agriculture and risk management company Cargill joined as an equal equity partner.

Responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the company resides with the CEO and management team, who in turn report to a 6-member board of directors nominated by the shareholders. The chairmanship of the board is rotated every two years between the six directors. Mr Peter Mannion (Rio Tinto) is the current chairman of RightShip.

Quality control is an integral part of RightShip’s Management System and as such DNV GL has certified RightShip to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standards.

TRACE CERTIFICATION

COMMITMENT TO COMMERICAL TRANSPARENCY

RightShip is proud to be certified by TRACE, the world’s leading anti-bribery standard setting organisation. This signifies that RightShip has completed internationally accepted due diligence procedures and has been forthcoming and cooperative during the review process.

The successful completion of TRACE Certification demonstrates a commitment to commercial transparency, allowing RightShip to serve as a valued business partner to multinational companies.

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CAREERS

WORKING AT RIGHTSHIP

RightShip offers employees the opportunity to work in a dynamic, professional and down-to-earth environment alongside like-minded colleagues. Our clients demand quality and knowledge which we deliver through our experienced technical team and our predictive online vetting platform, RightShip Qi.

RightShip has undergone an exciting period of growth and is committed to investing in the long-term future of our business.

Here’s what our employees have to say about working at RightShip:

“I feel proud and lucky working for RightShip and its achievements in the maritime industry. There is a strong corporate culture where everyone’s role is valued and this is a credit to the openness of senior management.”

“RightShip has a flexible and supportive work environment, offering a great work and family life balance.”

“Great people, rewarding work…in a friendly relaxed environment.”

VALUES AND BENEFITS

RightShip offers an excellent value proposition to our employees.

The Way We Work

RightShip is committed to the long-term success of our employees and our business. We operate in a manner that fosters respect and recognition, cooperation, honesty and integrity in everything we do, particularly in the way we work with our customers and each other.

Employee Benefits

RightShip employees have access to a broad range of benefits including:

  • annual incentive scheme
  • annual healthy lifestyle allowance ($500 AUD)
  • employee referral program ($3,000 AUD)
  • free personal travel insurance
  • commitment to work/life balance
  • global office rotations

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