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2019 Speakers



Daniel Martin, Partner, HFW
Daniel is HFW’s sanction’s expert, advising traders, shipowners, freight forwarders, insurers and brokers on a host of regulatory and compliance issues, including international trade sanctions, export controls, customs and anti-corruption legislation. 

Cate Gwilliam



Cate Gwilliam, Chief Executive, Geollect
Cate is a former US intelligence security specialist who co-founded the geospatial intelligence and analysis firm Geollect. She is a Geospatial Intelligence specialist with vast experience across multiple US government and commercial sectors, having served as a specialist embedded within the US Secret Service, US Navy Central Command and US Department of Homeland Security.  

Mark Church   

Mark Church, Director (FD&D), North P&I
Mark is a director at the P&I club North where, amongst many other things, he acts as their residentsanctions expert advising on shipping specific risk. Mark Joined the Club in 2012 from Reed Smith where he was a Senior Associate in the shipping department. 

 Neil Roberts  

Neil RobertsHead of Marine UnderwritingLloyd's Market Association
Neil is responsible for the marine and aviation activity at the LMArepresents the interests of the Lloyd's community, providing professional and technical support to its members, who collectively manage a gross premium income of around £31bn a year. Neil is also a member of theInternational Union of Marine Insurance political forum.




Professor Peter McBurney, Head of Technology Consulting, Nortan Rose Fulbright & KCL
Peter is a Professor of Computer Science and a former Head of the Department of Informatics at King's College London, where he undertakes research on blockchains and distributed ledger technologies (DLT), cryptocurrencies and token economics, and AI. He is also now the Head of Technology Consulting at Norton Rose Fulbright as well as a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the UK Financial Conduct Authority, advising on the use of AI and distributed ledger technologies in financial regulation. 




Sally-Ann Underhill, Partner, Reed Smith
Sally Ann is a partner in Reed Smith’s global Transportation Industry Group and has been in the shipping industry for over 25 years. She has a particular interest in future-proofing the shippingindustry and has recently been advising on the impending sulphur limits, cyber issues, GDPR and blockchain. Based in the London office, Sally-Ann works largely with clients in Europe, the U.S., India, China and Saudi Arabia, acting for the full range of shipping players including owners, charterers, traders, ship managers and insurers.


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