Connie GehrtManaging Director at CONOVAH
Connie S. Gehrt is the managing director and owner of the consultancy company, CONOVAH, that is providing Health and Safety Solutions to the maritime industry, among other a global psychological crisis assistance service, well-being, suicide prevention and safety. CONOVAH is also providing services regarding implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Connie has a long experience with occupational health and safety at sea and has been working in the maritime industry since 2002. She has a Master in Law from University of Copenhagen (1994), supplemented by a narrative coaching and leadership education from DISPUK (2013) - the Danish educational body specializing in narrative management. She has over the years participated in numerous courses and conferences within health and safety and has further developed her skills within psychological first-aid and trauma, suicide prevention, stress management and GDPR, currently she is taking a Master’s degree in the Psychology of Organisations at the University of Roskilde.
From 2007-2017 Connie was the managing director of SEAHEALTH, Denmark. During her management SEAHEALTH developed to be an increasingly important and worldwide recognized organization and provided many important tools and guidelines for the industry regarding e.g. safety culture, management of chemicals, mental health, good leadership, Safety Recruitment Assessment and not the least a new Medical Guide for Seafarers.
From 2002-2007 Connie worked as a Special Advisor and Chief Counselor to the Danish Maritime Authority where she was responsible for various legislative work in the maritime field and coordinating the national maritime EU work. Before that Connie worked with the Danish Government Administration since 1994.
Connie has an excellent international network from her long experience in the maritime industry and has also gained experience working with the IMO Legal Committee while working at the Danish Maritime Authority and more recently, Connie has also been working with the ILO at SEAHEALTH regarding the development of guidelines under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006).