Stewart is a Senior Advisor in the Marine Department.
Stewart is the ICS lead on matters of seafarer training and certification, ship’s manning, operational safety and human element issues, and is the Secretary to the ICS Manning & Training Sub-Committee. He is responsible for leading the ICS delegation to the IMO Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW), as well as representing ICS on seafarer-related matters being considered at other IMO bodies.
Stewart has technical responsibility for ICS publications related to the STCW Convention, ISM Code, Manpower Report, Personal Service and Onboard Training Record Book, and the series of Onboard Training Record Books.
Representing the interests of shipowners in regulatory discussions at IMO is a responsibility and a challenge that I take great pride in, with each issue coming with a new opportunity to work with representatives of Governments and other stakeholders to negotiate an appropriate solution that accommodates sometimes quite divergent views.
Prior to joining ICS in 2014, Stewart worked at the International Labour Organization, a United Nations specialised agency headquartered in Geneva, where he was involved in promoting ratification and supporting implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). He has a Master of Laws, International Law (LL.M) specialising in international law of the sea.