30 years in competitive ship broking. Instrumental in building one of the World’s most successful tanker broking teams and turning around the fortunes of the tanker business in another major global player. Member of Partnership Executive Committee devising and implementing the overall group strategies. At board level also charged with leadership roles in three other businesses: Wet Freight Derivatives, LNG and Chemicals. As a competitive broker he has been largely focused on refined products, spot, T/C and negotiating some of the worlds largest COA’s.
Well-connected across the industry, James has a reputation for managing and building business’s, integrity and developing a long-established network of senior contacts across oil majors, traders, NOC, ship owners, operators and shipbrokers.
Prior to establishing 1991 Shipping Ltd, James was a Senior Partner at Simpson Spence and Young Ltd and Managing Director of their Global Tanker Business, preceded by 14 years at Galbraith’s Ltd, 7 as a Main Board Director.