Dr. Peter Swift retired recently, after ten years, as Managing Director of INTERTANKO (The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners). He presently chairs the pan-industry "Maritime Piracy - Humanitarian Response Programme" and is involved with several seafarer welfare charities, including the Sailors' Society.
He is also representing the Royal Institution of Naval Architects at key IMO meetings. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Green Award, Chairman of the Korean Register's European Committee, a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and a Director of the Maritime Industry Foundation.
He is a Naval Architect, with a doctorate in Marine Transportation Economics.