The Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) team was deeply shocked and saddened by the news of Giles’ sudden passing. OBP has worked with Giles, who was the Head of Maritime Security at BIMCO, almost since the founding of our program and has greatly benefitted from his keen insight. His enthusiasm for his work and his unmistakable presence will be sorely missed by those of us who came to know him.
Giles’ breadth of knowledge and understanding crossed a much broader scope than maritime security, and he believed in pursuing larger concepts that could help shape the future of the shipping industry and better protect seafarers. While he was known for being an aggressive advocate for BIMCO, he always projected these ideas as a true gentleman and with a wonderful sense of humor.
After working with him over the past several years we came to consider him a trusted colleague and a true friend. Our heart goes out to his family and loved ones. He will be missed.