Welcome to new colleagues Rhona and Sisangile

This month, IAPH welcomes two new colleagues, injecting young talent from Scotland and South Africa into the team. Rhona Macdonald (MSc Sustainability and Environmental Studies, 2020) will join as Policy and IMO Liaison Officer with a dual role, dividing her work between IAPH and our associate member British Ports Association (BPA). She will be based at the BPA offices in central London. Also qualified with a Master of Arts in International Business and Modern Languages, Rhona has worked as a Sustainability Intern for the environmental NGO Ninth Wave Global and as Circular Economy Researcher for Zero Waste Scotland. In her work for IAPH, Rhona will focus on supporting our Technical Director Antonis Michail on all policy and project work pertaining to the International Maritime Organization. Sisangile Nduna (Master of Applied Economic Sciences, 2016) is Assistant Researcher at the University of Antwerp’s Faculty of Business Economics, where she is currently completing her PhD in Maritime Transportation with a dissertation on performance of seaports in the Hamburg-Le Havre range. Through an agreement with the University of Antwerp, Sisangile will work with us this year on a new port tracker concept which IAPH is developing as follow up to the WPSP-IAPH Port Economic Impact Barometer. She will also contribute to the work programme of the World Ports Sustainability Program. This includes the further development of the IAPH Women’s Forum and our African ports’ agenda.