Jon Whitlow
Secretary of ITF Seafarers, Fisheries and Inland Navigation Sections
International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)

Jon Whitlow has a 1st Honours degree in Industrial Relations and Law. His current position at the ITF is the Secretary of the Seafarers', Fisheries and Inland Navigation Sections.

Jon started working in the Special Seafarers' Department before moving to the Seafarers and Fisheries Sections where his main role was representation at the IMO. In 2000 he became Secretary of the ITF Seafarers', Fisheries and Inland Navigation Sections.

He was Secretary for the workers group on the ILO Committees, which adopted ILO Convention 185, the Maritime Labour Convention and the Work in a Fisheries Convention (188).

Jon has been responsible for the political work of the ITF Seafarers Section and has participated in many international forums including the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD), the United Nations Informal Consultative Process on Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UNICPOLOS), the European Union, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Commission on Shipping (ICONS). He is also on the Board of Governors of the World Maritime University.