Dr. Phil Anderson B.A. (Hons.), D.Prof., FNI, Master Mariner
Managing Director – ConsultISM Ltd.
Dr. Phil Anderson is the founder of ConsultISM Ltd. and principal consultant and Expert Witness. He brings nearly 50 years’ experience of working in the maritime industry including seagoing on a wide variety of vessel types and sizes, 25 years working in P&I Clubs and the marine insurance sector, 12 years as a marine consultant – as well as a number of part time Academic appointments at Maritime Universities around the world. His specialisation is accident and incident causation and the management of safety and operational risk.
1969 – 1980 – Seagoing Career – serving as Deck Officer on board general cargo ships, bulk carriers, OBOs, liquid gas carriers and container vessels.
1980 – 2005 – P&I Club / Liability Insurance – initially handling claims but then pioneering the development and concept of accident and loss prevention in the marine insurance industry.
2005 – Present – Marine Consultant and Expert Witness specialising in maritime safety and operational risk management.
During his career he was also actively involved in a number of other maritime related activities:
2007 – 2015 – Visiting Professor – World Maritime University – Malmo, Sweden (part time)
2011 – 2015 – Visiting Professor – Dalian Maritime University – Peoples Republic of China (part time)
2005 – 2015 – Visiting Fellow – University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (part time)
2004 – 2010 – Associate Lecturer – Northumbria University (part time)
2015 – 2016 – Professor in Practice – Head of Maritime Campus – University of Trinidad and Tobago (short term contract)
2004 – 2006 – International President of the Nautical Institute (voluntary part time basis)
D.Prof, – Doctor of Professional Studies – Thesis Title: Managing Safety on board Ships – Middlesex University
BA (Hons.) – Combined Arts – Philosophy and Religion – 2:1 Honours – University of Sunderland
Examination for full Membership of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – MCIArb (LLB equivalent)
Accredited Mediator – Civil and Commercial
Master Mariner – Class One – Foreign Going
Dr. Anderson has authored or co-authored numerous books and articles on maritime safety and operational risk management related issues. Some of the more significant publications are listed below:
“The Mariners Role in Collecting Evidence – In light of ISM” (2006)
“ISM Code – A practical Guide to the Legal and Insurance Implications” published by Lloyds of London Press 1998 – Second Edition Published November 2005 – Third Edition published January 2015
‘A seafarer’s guide to ISM’ and ‘What have the World Cup and ISM got in common’ – Published by NEPIA – 2002
‘Cracking the Code’ – published by the Nautical Institute 2003.
Commissioned (2009) by the International Chamber of Shipping / International Shipping Federation to help rewrite and update the industry standard reference work: ‘Guidelines on the application of the IMO International Safety Management (ISM) Code’ – 4th Edition – published in June 2010.
‘ReportISM’ – A quarterly electronic newsletter dedicated to ISM Code and safety management related issues – since 2005
Computer Based Training (CBT) Course for ISM Designated Persons + Two day practical workshop – with Maersk Training Centre (recognised by the UK Maritime & Coast Guard Agency).
“The Human Element in Claims – What Role for the P&I Clubs?”
“Accident and Loss Prevention at Sea”