Ville Patrikainen is a maritime safety and security expert with over 19 years’ experience in the shipping industry. Safety and security has always been part of Ville’s role, especially since 2015, while working for P&O Ferries as a Safety Management Manager, Company Security Officer and Deputy DPA. During recent years Ville has also worked closely with European authorities and other shipping companies to develop mitigating measures and best maritime practices to support shipping companies in accident prevention and emergency preparedness. Prior to this Ville has worked as a Senior Officer with leading cruise companies; Carnival Corporation, Thomson Cruises and Fred Olsen. However, his career started sailing on oil tankers, tugboats, general cargo and container ships, as well as Captaining small charter boats in Finland. He is considered an industry expert and has appeared at several industry events as a guest speaker. He has been a chairman of the Interferry Security Committee and Informal Shipowner’s Security Forum (ISSF). A particular highlight was his leadership of the UK Chambers of Shipping) Bridge Resource Management (BRM) Task Force, reviewing and re-publishing improved industry BRM guidance.