Peter Hinchliffe OBE – Associate for BBNJ, Shipping, Arctic

Peter enjoyed a first career in the British Royal Navy, that included over 20 years at sea and 5 years in command of submarines. He also gained a civilian BSc (Hons) in Systems and Management. He joined the International Chamber of Shipping in 2001 and for several years led ICS representation on maritime safety, security and environmental issues at the United Nations International Maritime Organization and elsewhere. He served as Secretary General of ICS from 2010 until 2018 when he retired. The membership of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) comprises the key national shipowners’ associations from around the world and represents more than 80% of the world’s merchant tonnage.
Peter is now working as an independent maritime consultant for a number of clients predominantly on the environmental performance of shipping, security and migrant protection. He is also working with various charitable organisations.
Peter is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and chairs the NI Executive Board. He is a Younger Brother of Trinity House and Honorary Fellow of the World Maritime University. He was awarded the IMO International Maritime Prize for 2019.

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