Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
London & South East Branch

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Our Officers 2019-2020

David O'Sullivan FICS

David is a dry cargo broker for Clarksons having previously worked as a freight trader, analyst and operator at RWE and EDF. David became a member of the ICS in 2013 and was also a double prize winner during that year. David is a Trustee of the Institute’s Education Trust Fund.

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Christopher Hibbert FICS
Vice Chairman

Chris runs his own company and has been employed in dry cargo chartering, acting on behalf of Charterers, and Commodity Houses. He became a member of the Institute in 1981, and is keen to support the Institute’s profile and educational initiatives throughout his career. He is also a long time member of The Baltic Exchange. He is the Branch representative on Controlling Council.



Michael Robarts FICS
Education Officer

Mike started his career at sea as a Deck Officer on VLCC tankers, Ro/Ro ships before coming Master and is now a pilot for a UK major port. He is also an Independent Marine Advisor and Designated Person for a Board of Directors.   

Michael Harrison FICS
Secretary / Treasurer

Mike has worked in shipping for more than 46 years and was Managing Director of Cory Brothers Shipping before retiring in 2012, he has extensive knowledge of Ports and Port Agency. Mike was also Chairman of the London & South East Branch 2001-2003. He is a Trustee of the Institute's Education Trust Fund.


Committee Members
Richard Scott FICS
Robert Hill FICS 
Jeffrey Blum FICS 
Kaihui Ni FICS
Antonios Alexandropoulos FICS 
Alexandros Mitsios FICS
Vladislava Todorov MICS
Marianna Xifara MICS 

Controlling Council Representative 
Christopher Hibbert FICS

Co-opted Member

Student Representative 
Pankhuri Poddar FICS