Mr. Edward Ion
Navigate Response (Asia)
Edward is the Managing Director of Navigate Response. As a communications advisor in the shipping
sector, he has led crisis response for a large number of international clients ranging from major
shipping casualties to international incidents involving reputational issues for shipowners and
Prior to founding Navigate Response, Edward was based first in London and then in both Singapore
and Hong Kong with regional Asia-Pacific responsibility for Lloyd’s List and its associated periodicals working first as a reporter and then as the regional editor and publisher.
During 20 years as a reporter, he wrote about just about every major shipping casualty around the
world ranging from the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster, the Exxon Valdez, Piper Alpha, the Erika and many others.
In his work as a crisis manager and corporate communications consultant for the maritime sector, he currently handles a wide variety of shipping and maritime public relations accounts ranging from ship managers, owners, marine insurers and Maritime Event Organisers.
Via his work with various insurance industry clients, he has advised on the role of the media in crisis situations from a risk management perspective. He is a regular speaker at various maritime transport and risk management conferences on the subject of media handling and crisis management.
Edward holds a BA (Hons) in Politics & Modern History from the University of Manchester in the UK and a Diploma in management from the School of Business at the National University of Singapore.
He is a member of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA).