Nippin Anand Mobile

Nippin Anand

Founder and CEO

As a widely travelled brown skinned person brought up in India and educated in the West, I’ve often found my values and beliefs at odds with the society I happened to be in. At first, I was protective, even combative about my values till slowly these differences begun to embrace me.

I believe in embracing differences. Today, our society is polarised about everything from politics to climate change. Views and perspectives that differ from ours make us anxious and uncomfortable. We avoid disagreements and differences. In my world, unpacking and understanding these differences can powerfully set us on a path towards learning and growth.

What we believe in is often shaped by our past experiences and memories. During my career at sea, I experienced a near collision which was traumatic as a start but later became a turning point in my life. A decade later when I took up a PhD in Social Sciences it became obvious to me through this journey how the same experience can be narrated in so many different ways. Since then, I have taken up a passion for creating human stories. I find storytelling as a powerful way to promote learning and influence change.

Nippin Anand

As a widely travelled brown skinned person brought up in India and educated in the West, I’ve often found my values and beliefs at odds with the society I happened to be in. At first, I was protective, even combative about my values till slowly these differences begun to embrace me.

 

I believe in embracing differences. Today, our society is polarised about everything from politics to climate change. Views and perspectives that differ from ours make us anxious and uncomfortable. We avoid disagreements and differences. In my world, unpacking and understanding these differences can powerfully set us on a path towards learning and growth.

 

What we believe in is often shaped by our past experiences and memories. During my career at sea, I experienced a near collision which was traumatic as a start but later became a turning point in my life. A decade later when I took up a PhD in Social Sciences it became obvious to me through this journey how the same experience can be narrated in so many different ways. Since then, I have taken up a passion for creating human stories. I find storytelling as a powerful way to promote learning and influence change.

Based in the North East of Scotland, I travel extensively (of course not at the moment) and set up learning events across the world. My work is recognised both in the scientific community and across safety critical industries – maritime, oil and gas, aviation, retail, health, insurance and renewable sector. My interests include storytelling, cultural anthropology, organisational learning, safety management and accident investigations.

There is a beautiful expression in anthropology – ‘making the familiar strange and the strange familiar’. I find it very helpful in learning more about myself each day.

Our Team

We are a small team with world-class expertise in Human Factors and Safety Management Systems. We regularly facilitate learning events with the view to promote innovation across safety-critical industries. We do this through a series of short presentations followed by active listening, intensive discussions and even disagreements. Learning and improvement inevitably follow.

Jon has a uniquely broad maritime operations management background as a Marine Pilot, Ships Master, Terminal Manager and Fleet Manager and was seconded by STASCo to such diverse locations as Oman, Russia and Nigeria. More recently Jon was Operations Manager for Nakilat based in Qatar, and responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the largest and most technically advanced LNG fleet in the world.

As a Technical Authority and Subject Matter Expert in Royal Dutch Shell, Jon has personally owned, sponsored and led numerous incident investigations using a variety of methodologies. This technical investigation skill set is ideally placed to support the innovative human factors focussed Novellus Solutions incident investigation process. Reflections on these experiences have led Jon to have a strong personal advocacy for creating environments where open dialogue flourishes.

Pedro holds a PhD in "Manufacturing Engineering and Operations Management" by the University of Nottingham. Prior to that, he has worked for several years within the process industry, mainly as a human factors and occupational safety specialist, and has participated at various accident investigations.

Over a period of six years, he developed extensive experience in rail systems, both from the engineering and the operations side, including the analysis and investigation of incidents and accidents. He has also work for several years within the safety of road transport and aviation, mainly from the air traffic control perspective.

More recently, he has worked within the oil & gas sector, with a particular focus on safety culture and its impacts on reporting and accident investigations, and since 2015, he is a researcher (Joint Professor) at CENTEC - Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering of the University of Lisbon, where he has cooperated with various research initiatives within the scope of maritime safety.

For the last 16 months, he has joined Novellus Solutions where his unique combination of academic and consultant experience, as well as a wide cross-sector expertise, have been put into practice in the development of an innovative thinking around human factors, and organisational communication and learning issues, including event reporting, investigations, and the way these are translated into effective learning opportunities.

Annette is a management studies graduate currently working on obtaining her degree in Maritime Law and Business at the Solent University, Southampton. She has previously worked as a crewing trainee at "K" Line Ship Management (India), crew welfare ship visitor at Sailor's Society and as a cruise & marine logistics intern at Southampton Freight Services (SFS) - both in the UK.

Having spent most of her childhood and adolescent life onboard ships, witnessing incidents at sea and how regulatory changes take place on board, as a supernumerary gave her a uniquely different perspective of a culturally diverse and truly international work setting. She is an observant listener and vivid learner.

Speaking

We are regularly invited to deliver keynotes, motivational speeches, workshops and guest lectures. We have been invited by:

  • The United Nations
  • Public Administrations
  • Accident Investigation Agencies
  • Oil Majors
  • Energy and Shipping Companies
  • Aviation Sector
  • Insurance and Health Sector

What's in the logo?

novellus heads

The picture is of Janus, an ancient god in the Roman mythology. Janus represents transition, time, duality, passages and ending. Janus is often depicted as having two faces - looking ahead and behind. For us this means learning from the past as much as embracing what lies ahead.

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“The style of engagement encourages even the less communicative ones and reserved ones to open up and share their thoughts.”

– Bekir Sitki Ustaoglu PhD MSc MRIN Master Mariner