An initial career as a deck officer in the Merchant Navy for 5 years, serving on general cargo, bulk, roll on roll off, container as well as passenger ships in the Cunard fleet. Last seagoing appointment was as 2nd Navigation Officer. Subsequently became a shipbroker in London with the Jardine Matheson group.
This led to an introduction to the commodity trade and for the next 35 years I worked as a commodity trader dealing predominantly in soft commodities such as wheat, rice, sugar and vegetable oil as well as some industrial products such as cement and gypsum with an emphasis on Third World Trade.
Experience encompasses all aspects of trading from buying and selling, both physical and futures. Dealing with banking lines and documentary credits. Handling charterparties and long terms contracts for both dry and liquid cargoes. Managing time and voyage charters. Additionally experienced in negotiating and procurring capital projects such as flour mills, sugar refineries and cement factories.
Since 2014 I have been occupied full time as an arbitrator.