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

RIGHTSHIP
AMERICAS

RIGHTSHIP EUROPE,
MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

LEADERSHIP TEAM

MARTIN CRAWFORD-BRUNT

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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Growing up in South Africa, Martin Crawford-Brunt developed a passion for water, spending his youth surfing and windsurfing. Adopting an early fascination with engineering, he sought to build a career that merged his dual interests.

He achieved this goal, gaining qualifications as a naval architect and mechanical engineer. Since then, he has worked at many levels of the supply chain, beginning as a surveyor and lead auditor in his early years.

Later, he held a management role with DNV New York, overseeing the maritime business and delivery on the eastern seaboard of the USA and Canada. Soon, he became DNV’s maritime manager, UK and Ireland. He ran the maritime operation for nine offices, delivering services on all floating assets including ferries, ships and wind farm vessels.

Prior to joining RightShip, Crawford-Brunt was DNV’s regional manager, West Europe and Africa. He implemented strategic initiatives focusing on external stakeholders, industry association and customers, with the aim of driving impact in advisory and classification services.

After taking the helm of RightShip in 2018, Crawford-Brunt has worked to influence environmental and social outcomes. This is done by rewarding transparency and working with the RightShip team to develop innovative digital products that offer customers comprehensive data sets and practical solutions.

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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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“I have had the privilege of being an educator and mentor. I am in touch with many former mentees and it is indeed rewarding to see these individuals excel.”

With years of experience at sea, Anuj Chopra brings a comprehensive skill set to improve safety and ESG in the maritime supply chain. He commenced his seafaring career as a deck cadet and worked his way up to the position of captain. Anuj brings more thantwo decadesof expertise to his present position of Vice President, Americas.

Based in RightShip’s Houston office, he is well placed to make business decisions that are sensitive to the region’s trade risks and challenges. Among his biggest achievements during his time at RightShip, Anuj has played an integral role in vetting strategy, helping customers improve their processes and reduce operational losses. In one case, the team was able to reduce operational losses by 90 per cent in the first year and zero per cent in subsequent years.

Anuj has built an extensive professional network. He is a fellow of the Nautical Institute, chairperson of the US Gulf Branch and sits on the Board of Directors of the Houston International Seafarers Centre.

Through these positions, and many more, Anuj has obtained valuable opportunities to educate and mentor the next generation of seafarers and maritime industry experts. He is grateful for the opportunity to pass on knowledge and from his time at sea and inspire more people to drive change in the industry.

SAU WENG TANG

HEAD OF APAC
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“Technical knowledge is just the foundation of career success. Significant achievements are often a result of how you interact with people over time.”   

Joining RightShip in 2020 and playing an integral role in the opening of our Singapore office, Sau Weng brings more than 25 years of maritime industry experience to the team. He commenced his career as a naval architect and later moved into commercial positions, exploring shipping finance, marine insurance, risk management and flag administration.

He has successfully built teams throughout Asia, using broad sector knowledge to develop strategic relationships and practical solutions that improved business outcomes. Early in his career, Sau Weng spent two years training with ship classification society Lloyd’s Register and completed new ship construction experience in South Korea. He has since held senior management roles with international firms in Hong Kong and Singapore. Most recently, he was managing director of Singapore-based Liberian Flag Registry.

Sau Weng, who will be based in Singapore, will be responsible for steering all of RightShip’s APAC operations, with a focus on leading regional customer engagement and providing best-in-class solutions for customers across the region.

While Sau Weng is adept at growing businesses and helping them to achieve their full potential, he displays the same passion for the people he engages. He is a committed mentor who builds dedicated teams and is pleased to be strengthening RightShip’s APAC position.

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.

KRIS FUMBERGER

SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER
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Growing up in regional Australia, Kris was surrounded by national parks and exposed to the realities of environmental change from a young age. Over time, he developed an appreciation for the environment and a desire to protect natural resources.

A passion that prevailed in his adult life, Kris completed a Bachelor of Environmental Science and undertook various sustainability-focused roles in both consultancies and government agencies. This experience has provided Kris with the opportunity to drive effective company-wide sustainability strategies, whilst solidifying his core career goal: having a positive impact and leading industry towards a sustainable future. Twenty years into his career, Kris continues to be proactive in improving the ways in which industries work to drive effective change.

During his six years at RightShip, Kris has drawn on his vast experience to develop and enhance innovative sustainability programs. He has worked with industry partners to embed wide-reaching sustainability initiatives, whilst educating on and improving shipping efficiency through RightShip’s GHG Rating and Carbon Accounting products. Kris is passionate about driving the industry towards a zero-emissions target and believes RightShip’s data-driven approach can lead the way.

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.

HAYDEN LATCHFORD

OPERATIONS 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).

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. Rashpal Bhatti (BHP) is the current Chair 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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