Maritime London Board of Directors
Harry Theochari OBE
Harry Theochari is a shipping and asset finance lawyer based in London, where he is Senior Consultant at Norton Rose Fulbright. He is experienced in international shipping finance and has wide experience of syndicated facilities, OECD and Export Credit based financings, structured financings, private equity and capital market transactions. He is Chair Emeritus of Maritime UK and sits on the Institute of Maritime Law Advisory Board of the University of Southampton. In 2022, Harry has been awarded an OBE for services to the UK maritime services.
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. Mark Jackson has been serving as Vice Chair of Maritime London since December 2022.
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.
Andreas Bisbas is Chairman of Marine Mutual Reinsurance and Head of Mutual War at Miller Insurance. From 2005 to 2023 he was the Managing Director of Tsakos Shipping (London) Ltd and Head of Insurance at the Tsakos Group, a Greek shipping company with a fleet of almost 100 vessels. He has sat on various boards and committees, including the Members’ Representative Committee of the Britannia P&I Club and the Board of ITOPF. He also represented the Union of Greek Shipowners at the International Chamber of Shipping for insurance matters and served as Chairman of the ICS Insurance Committee from 2013 to 2023.
Ian Gaunt is a graduate of Cambridge University, a Barrister (non-practising) and full time professional arbitrator in maritime and commercial cases. He is a past President of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association, 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.
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. Sarah is also Chair of Maritime UK, the umbrella body for the maritime sector. She was awarded an OBE in the 2019 for her services to the Maritime Industry and Diversity.
Mark Lloyd is a Partner at Kennedys’ London 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.
Simon has spent the past 30 years working in the marine insurance industry. Joining Willis (now WTW) in 2006, he is Head of Hull and Machinery and Special Risks, working with major international shipping companies to design and place innovative insurance solutions. Simon is Chairman of the Marine Executive Committee of the London and International Insurance Brokers Association (LIIBA).
Phil Parry is Chairman of maritime people specialists Spinnaker Global. He is also Chair of the OSCAR Campaign at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and is a Trustee of the Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship. Phil was admitted to practice law in 1993 and worked as a shipping lawyer at Ince & Co.
Maritime London Management
Jos Standerwick has been Chief Executive of Maritime London since 2017, the trade association responsible for maintaining and growing the UK’s position as the world’s leading provider of maritime professional services. In addition to Jos’s responsibilities as CE of Maritime London, he co-chaired a UK Government working advising on Financial Products for the Shipping Industry, sits on the UK government’s Clean Maritime Council, the Department for International Trade’s Thematic Services Working Group, the National Council of Maritime UK, the London International Shipping Week (LISW) Steering Group and chairs the LISW Conference Working Group. Jos is also a trustee of the Maritime London Officer Cadetship Programme.
Jos read Politics and International Relations at the University of Southampton.
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.