Maritime London Board of Directors
The Lord Mountevans (Jeffrey)
Chairman, Maritime London; President, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers; Vice-Chairman of Maritime UK; Chairman of Maritime Growth Study & Chairman, LISW Board of Advisors. Lord Mountevans is a member of the House of Lords since 2015. He served as the 688th Lord Mayor of the City of London. His business career has been with the leading international shipbroker Clarksons, where he was Managing Director, Gas.
Harry is a shipping and asset finance lawyer based in London, where he is Global head of Transport. He has wide experience of syndicated facilities, structured financings, private equity and capital market transactions. His main specialisation is international shipping finance and he has been involved with the financing of both new building and second-hand vessels and offshore assets all over the world. Appointed Chair of Maritime UK in 2018.
Richard has over 30 years’ experience in providing assurance and advisory services to the shipping and offshore maritime industries. He is a frequent speaker at shipping events and is a council member of the Ports and Terminals Group, a trustee of the Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship (MLOCS) and a board member of the OSCAR campaign.
Following a long full-time career as Lloyds Marine Insurance Broker, including senior management positions with HSBC, Peter is now a Consultant and Board member of several companies in the Maritime Services sector, in addition to a personal interest in Maritime and Naval Matters.
Ian Gaunt has been President of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association since 2017. Ian is a graduate of Cambridge University, a Barrister (non-practising) and full time professional arbitrator in maritime and commercial cases. He is a member of the Baltic Exchange, a member of the Board of Maritime London and a member of the arbitration panels of China Maritime Arbitration Commission, Shanghai Arbitration Commission and Shanghai International Shipping Institute.
Mark Jackson was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Baltic Exchange in January 2017. He had previously been a director of the Baltic Exchange and served as its Chairman 2009-2012. The London headquartered Baltic Exchange is an international provider of benchmark rates for the bulk shipping industry and its 650 shipowning, chartering and shipbroking company members adhere to a code of conduct. It was acquired by the Singapore Exchange in 2016 and Mark is focused on building its London presence and broadening its Asia footprint.
Sarah Kenny OBE
Sarah Kenny is the Chief Executive for BMT; a leading international scientific and engineering technical services and consulting business, with deep specialism in defence and security, specialist ship design and surveys, critical infrastructure, and environmental modelling. A marine environmental scientist by background, Sarah has worked in marine and maritime science and technology businesses throughout her career.
Mark Lloyd is a Partner at Kennedys’ Law office specialising in marine insurance and shipping. He qualified in England and Wales in 1994. Mark specialises in salvage, general average and insurance (marine and non-marine) coverage issues and litigation, including piracy, misappropriation and other policy issues, liability and coverage issues, including drafting policy wordings.
After qualifying as a solicitor in 1998, Britt worked for a large City firm specialising in insurance litigation and yacht/pleasure craft claims. Britt then spent over two years with another P&I club dealing with Legal Assistance & Defence (FD&D) and cargo claims for Members in the Far East before joining the Shipowners’ Club in 2003. In 2012, Britt became Claims and Legal Director of the Shipowners’ Club, with overall responsibility for claims and legal services across all branches.
Richard Sayer is a consultant at Ince. Having previously worked as a Senior Partner at Ince, he has over 40 years’ legal experience, specialising in both wet and dry shipping.
Maritime London Management
Jos has been appointed Chief Executive of Maritime London in July 2017. Previously he was Director of Development and External Affairs at international maritime charity The Mission to Seafarers, an organisation with which many of the Memebers and Directors of Maritime London have a close relationship.
After graduating from the University of Southampton, Jos has spent the majority of his working life in the maritime sector and brings a strong knowledge of the UK maritime industries and the various stakeholders within it.
After starting out as a clerk in shipping agency of a port, moving on through journalism and market research, Olga spent all her career in Maritime.
More recent work has included organising numerous international shipping conferences, including at Marintec China in Shanghai and other events in India and Turkey. For over 15 years she was Managing Editor of the City of London Directory and Livery Companies Guide, also becoming a Freeman of the City of London. Since 2015 she has worked for Maritime London, currently as Events & Business Development Manager.