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Meet our Team @ HQ

Stephen Window
Stephen Window

Head of Qualifications - Professional Development , The Nautical Institute

Steve joined the Royal Navy in 1982, and after qualifying as a Fleet navigator he subsequently qualified as a Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Officer in 1990. Steve has command experience both at sea and in shore appointments.  Returning to the UK after a time abroad, Steve took an appointment as Head of Naval Diving training leaving this to become a reservist in 2003, teaching the Royal Marines ‘assault navigation’ techniques. Steve went on to join Warsash Maritime Academy in 2009 as a senior lecturer in simulation and was Head of Department before leaving in 2017 to assist in setting up Simwave in Rotterdam (Europe’s largest independent simulation centre) and subsequently MSA Solent in Portsmouth, before returning to the Ministry of Defence to develop training strategy. Steve is a qualified teacher and lecturer and, as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an assessor of University lecturer teaching skills,
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Qualifications Team, Nautical Institute

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Senior Administrator, Nautical Institute

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Meet our Instructors

Captain Sarabjit Butalia FNI
Captain Sarabjit Butalia FNI

Short course instructor

Captain Sarabjit Butalia FNI is a Nautical Institute Fellow who specialises in maritime education and training. Captain Butalia has years of experience as an onboard assessor, has an MSc in Maritime Affairs from the World Maritime University, Malmö. He designs and develops safety modules and training programmes based on need analysis to enhance skills and efficiency.
Captain Sanjay Mittal
Captain Sanjay Mittal

Short Course Instructor

After a fruitful innings at sea, Captain Mittal held various leadership positions in the areas of Ship Management and Marine Consultancy. He currently runs a consultancy with a broad range of services including Inspections, TMSA Audits, Navigational Assessments, Surveys and Incident Support. He is also frequently consulted on Admiralty claims, particularly in oil and gas transportation, and has investigated several maritime incidents. He has been a member of various loss prevention bodies and has worked actively to promote safe practices. He has also been instrumental in conceptualizing leading initiatives in shipboard training, which have since become an industry norm.

Capt. Mittal  is based in Singapore and holds an MBA with Distinction from University of Bradford.

Mrs Naomi Rewari
Mrs Naomi Rewari

Instructor

Director of Applied Research International, Naomi Rewari holds a M.Sc. Post Graduate Certificate in Education and has set up a maritime training institute offering maritime courses. She is part of the senior management team of a simulation technology institute, delivering simulation solutions across the globe and has spearheaded the use of simulators for competency assessments. A practitioner using psychometric tools for personality and aptitude assessment, Naomi has contributed a chapter to The Nautical Institutes' publication entitled “Human Performance and Limitations” and co-authored the IMO Model Course 6.10 “Train the Simulator Trainer and Assessor”.

Mr Anjaney Borwankar
Mr Anjaney Borwankar

Co-founder & Chief Strategist, Navozyme

Anjaney Borwankar (Anjan) is a serial entrepreneur and a seasoned business executive with over two decades of management experience. He is a thought leader on Digital Transformation and Blockchain and a regular speaker at leading conferences worldwide. 

Anjan co-founded Navozyme, a Singapore headquartered technology company dedicated to  enhancing lives in the maritime sector via proprietary blockchain enabled platforms. Navozyme is leading several transformative blockchain pilots in Europe and Asia.

Anjan has a Blockchain Strategy and FinTech Certification from Oxford University (Said Business School).

Dr Simon Daniels
Dr Simon Daniels

Instructor

Simon qualified as a Solicitor in 1984, specialising in criminal and marine dispute resolution, before moving to the academic field, where he managed the law and business parts of the MCA-accredited Merchant Vessel Operations programme at Warsash Maritime Academy. He led the BSc (Hons) Degree course in Marine Operations Management from its inception in 2008, taking it to a collaborative partnership in Hong Kong, and forging links with another partner in Colombo. He has remained a qualified Solicitor and in 2012 was awarded a PhD for his thesis: The Criminalisation of the Ship’s Master. A new approach for the new millennium. He has published a number of academic papers and, in 2016, wrote Corporate Manslaughter in the Maritime and Aviation Industries, published by Taylor & Francis. In 2021 Simon contributed a number of articles to the Nautical Institute's magazine Seaways. His book Responsibility and Accountability in Maritime Law was published by Taylor & Francis in April 2022. He is now writing a new textbook on Shipboard Management studies, to be published by Taylor & Francis in 2024.

Dr Claire Pekcan
Dr Claire Pekcan

Maritime Psychologist and Instructor, Safe Marine Ltd.

Claire has worked in the international maritime industry as a maritime psychologist since 1996.  After a career spanning 15 years in maritime education, Claire founded Safe Marine, a specialist consulting company that helps shipping companies to manage their people and safety management challenges. Previously, Claire was a professor at Warsash Maritime Academy where she set up and ran an online MSc in Shipping Operations, conducted extensive research into fatigue at sea and developed courses in resource management, leadership coaching, and maritime human factors.  In 2017, she was awarded a doctorate for her own research that investigated the relationship between ship and shore and its impact on the psychological wellbeing and the safety performance of seafarers.  Now, she uses her insights to help the industry understand and manage behavioural aspects of maritime safety.

 

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