The Board

About half of our Directors represent independent shipowners, the remainder are split between oil company affiliated shipowners and P&I Clubs who are part of the International Group of P&I Clubs.

  • Erik Hånell, Stena Bulk, Sweden (Chairman)
  • Oli Beavon - ITOPF Ltd (Managing Director) 
  • Alex Staring - Euronav NV, Belgium
  • Andre Kostelnik - ExxonMobil, SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., USA
  • Barbara Pickering - Chevron, USA
  • Billy Chiu - BW Maritime Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Brian Horsburgh - Shell International Trading & Shipping Co Ltd, UK 
  • Christen Guddal - Gard AS, Norway
  • Claus Grønborg - Maersk Tankers A/S, Denmark
  • Donald Kurz - Keystone Shipping Co, USA
  • Hannes Thiede - F. Laeisz Schiffahrtsgesellschaft, Germany
  • Jones Alexandre Barros Soares - Petrobras Transporte SA – Transpetro, Brazil
  • Keisuke Kobayashi - The Japan Ship Owners’ Mutual P&I Association, Japan
  • Kevin Mackay - Teekay Shipping, Singapore
  • Khalid Alhammad - Bahri Ship Management, Saudi Arabia
  • Lambros Klaoudatos - BP Shipping Limited, UK
  • Lois Zabrocky - International Seaways Inc, USA
  • Maren Schroeder - Stolt Tankers, Netherlands
  • Nikolas Tsakos - Tsakos Energy Navigation, Greece
  • Ryuichi Takebayashi - Eneos Ocean Ltd, Japan
  • Sue Watkins - Steamship Insurance Management Services, UK
  • Thomas Pinto - Seven Islands Shipping, India
  • Tomoyuki Koyama - NYK Line, Japan
  • Tony Paulson - West of England P&I Club, UK
  • Zhu Mai Jin - COSCO Shipping Tanker Company Ltd, China

Updated December 2022.

(Photo shows ITOPF Board Meeting, December 2022, and also includes Gaute Sivertsen, Director, IOPC Funds and Alex Hunt, Technical Team Manager, ITOPF)

Vision & Mission Statement

"To be a trusted source of objective technical advice worldwide on preparedness and response to accidental marine spills."
"To promote effective response to marine spills of oil, chemicals and other substances as a means of reducing impacts on the environment and affected communities."

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