Patraiko Appointed Chairman of Green Award Board
The Green Award scheme – a globally recognized quality mark for sea-going and inland navigation ships exceeding the industry standards – has appointed David Patraiko as Chairman of the Board of Experts. Mr. Patraiko, Director of Projects for the Nautical Institute (U.K.) takes over from Mr. J. Parker who has been with the Board from day one. Mr. Parker handed over the gavel –a ceremonial mallet - to his successor at a Board meeting in Rotterdam on the October 1t6, 2013.
David Patraiko is the Director of Projects for The Nautical Institute, and coordinates its Technical and Professional Development Committees. He has led research and produced many papers and articles on training, electronic navigation, and the associated ‘Human Element’ effects created by technology. He is currently involved with the international debate on e-Navigation and is Chairman of the IALA e-navigation working group for Strategy and Operations, and Chairman of the Industry ECDIS Training Group. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (U.S.), holds an Unlimited Master Mariners license, with extensive tanker experience and was awarded an MBA degree from Henley Management College (U.K.).