The Team

Namrata Nadkarni, a South Asian woman in her late 30s wearing a maroon dress is standing in profile turned to the camera with crossed arms and smiling at the camera



Namrata Nadkarni is the CEO and Founder of Intent Communications.

With nearly two decades of work in the maritime industry under her belt, Namrata has worked on brands such as Safety at Sea, Fairplay, The Marine Professional, Lloyd’s List, Seatrade magazine, Seatrade Cruise Review, Dredging and Port Construction, Ports and Harbors, and Marine Engineer’s Review.

She is the Non-Executive Director of Shoreham Port, holds the position of Chair of the Communications and Events Working Group for the Diversity in Maritime Network at Maritime UK, and is a member of The Diversity in Maritime Taskforce.

She currently serves as the Media and Communications Officer at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Samira Nadkarni, a South Asian woman in her mid-30s wearing a black t-shirt and black cat eye framed glasses smiling at the camera.



Samira Nadkarni is a content creator at Intent Communications. She has over a decade of experience working as a contracted and freelance editor and journalist for monthly magazines, B2B, website, white paper, and freelance content creation in the lifestyle, technology, travel, and maritime sectors. She has written for brands such as Safety at Sea, The Marine Professional, Dredging and Port Construction, Happy Flying, Hi! Blitz, Femina Girl, and more. She was part of the team that produced the IHS Markit 2020 State of Maritime Safety report (sponsored by DNV GL). A critic and reviewer in her spare time, she has 8 years of experience in academia as a teacher and researcher.

Desislava Hristozova, a white woman with brown hair and bright red lipstick smiling at camera, wearing a navy top and black wire rimmed glasses.



Desislava Hristozova handles Human Resources at Intent Communications. She is a skilled trouble shooter with a background in researching and implementing administrative strategies for improved customer service. She previously worked in a research role for Continuum, the Research Centre for Widening Participation Policy Studies at University of East London, before leaving to join customer service at Charing cross station for London and South-Eastern Railway Limited. She left her last position to join Intent Communications in 2021.

A black and white photo of Charlie Bartlett, a white man dressed in a black blaze and white shirt looking moodily to the right.



Charlie Bartlett is a maritime writer and journalist of more than a decade’s standing, consulting with various publications in the realms of offshore wind energy, container, drybulk, tankers, ports, dredging, and offshore oil & gas with a technical emphasis.

He entered the maritime industry via Seatrade Magazine, providing reportage and detailed analysis on international maritime markets including container, dry bulk, tankers and offshore oil & gas and very quickly became a regular fixture in the online maritime news sphere.

He left Seatrade for the world of freelancing in 2016, whereupon he diversified with cruise and passenger, dredging, and offshore wind. Overall he has written for more than 20 different maritime publications, including prominent industry bellwethers The Motorship, Marine Professional, the Naval Architect, Maritime Executive, International Cruise & Ferry, Marine Log and various others. He also continues to contribute articles for Seatrade and fosters relationships with various industry players. His chief areas of interest are the technical, regulatory and safety-related aspects of the industry.

Penny Thomas, a white woman with brown hair in her mid 40s wearing a maroon sweater with a black blazer over it, standing next to a brick wall.



Penny is a public relations and editorial partner working in the maritime industry. She is a chartered journalist and is experienced in PR, contract publishing, people management and content creation.

She writes content for multiple platforms including websites, magazines, award entries, press releases and social media. Penny cut her teeth in maritime publishing with IHS Markit where she worked across the portfolio including Fairplay, Safety at Sea, Dredging and Port Construction and the International Association of Ports and Harbors magazine, Ports & Harbors.

As a PR account manager, she has worked alongside companies’ inhouse marketing teams, creating compelling campaigns.

Penny enjoys writing about all aspects of the maritime industry, and has developed an especial interest in ports, safety, sustainability and crew welfare.