Wilhemsen Ships Service (Ships Agency)
Global Head of Safety & Compliance
Brendon has been a member of MACN’s Steering committee since Fall 2017.
Brendon hails from South Africa and was educated in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. He has had an expansive shipping career spanning 48 years. Brendon joined Wilhelmsen Ships Service in 2013 based in Singapore, and was recently appointed as Head of Safety and Compliance.
This role takes Brendon to the forefront of Compliance, Operations and HSE on the ground and in the various countries and ports, dealing with a diversified cross-section of the shipping industry.
Brendon began his sea-going career spanning 18 years with T & J Harrison Lines based out of Liverpool, Safmarine Corporation based out of Cape Town and Unicorn Lines, Durban. Served as Master on various types of vessels trading globally.
After coming ashore, Brendon has had roles as Director P & I Associates (Richards Bay) and Gearbulk Shipping (London), where he spent 18 years in multiple senior operational positions based in Durban (South Africa) , New York (USA), Montreal (Quebec), London (UK), Jakarta (Indonesia), Vancouver (Canada), Shanghai (China), and now Singapore.
He holds a Master Mariner Foreign Going Licence (Class 1), DNV Auditor Integrated Management System to ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001, DNV Auditor ISM-ISPS-ML for Shipping Companies, DNV Auditor Ship Vetting Inspection and AMSA IMDG Code for Dangerous goods, Safe Ships LNG & Tanker Safety Training.