Board of directors

Andi Case

Chief Executive Officer

Andi Case was appointed to the board as chief executive on 17 June 2008, having previously been Clarksons' chief operating officer. 

Andi joined Clarksons in 2006 as managing director of the group's shipbroking arm, H Clarkson & Company Limited. He began his shipbroking career with C W Kellock and later Eggar Forrester.

Prior to joining Clarksons he was with Braemar Seascope for 17 years, latterly as head of sale and purchase and newbuildings.

Jeff Woyda

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Woyda was appointed to the board on 1 November 2006.

Jeff qualified with KPMG and before joining Clarksons, was a member of the executive committee of Gerrard Group PLC. He also spent 13 years at GNI where he was chief operating officer. 

Jeff serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Lok'nStore Group plc and as a Non-Executive Director of the International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC).

Sir Bill Thomas

Chair (Non-Executive)

Bill was appointed as Chair of the Board on 13 February 2019. He chairs the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Bill is Chair of Spirent Communications plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange, and Chair of Node4, an unquoted IT infrastructure and services provider. He also serves as an independent Non-Executive Director of The Co-operative Bank p.l.c., where he chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of both the Risk Committee and the Nomination Committee. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of cyber security specialist FireEye, Inc; and chairs the Board of Trustees of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity.

His past non-executive roles have included GFI SARL, XCHanging plc, Balfour Beatty plc and VFS Global. His executive career included senior roles at Hewlett Packard and EDS.

Peter Backhouse

Senior Independent Director (Non-Executive)

Peter Backhouse was appointed to the board on 16 September 2013 and became senior independent director on 5 November 2013.

Peter is chairman of the Supervisory Board of HES International B.V., a leading provider of port services in dry and liquid bulk handling. He has over 40 years' experience in the international energy business.

At British Petroleum he was chairman and chief executive of BP Europe, executive vice-president of global refining and marketing, and head of both North Sea oil development and global mergers and acquisitions. Most recently, he served as a non-executive director of BG Group PLC and as a member of the Advisory Board of US private equity firm Riverstone Energy Partners.

Peter is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nomination Committee.

 

Sue Harris

Director (Non-Executive)

Sue was appointed to the Board on 7 October 2020 and is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

She currently serves as an independent Non-Executive Director at The Co-Operative Bank, where she chairs the Values and Ethics Committee; Wates Group, where she chairs the Audit Committee; FNZ (UK) where she chairs the Audit Committee; and Schroders and Co., where she is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Schroders' Wealth Management Division.

Sue has held a number of senior executive positions in FTSE 100 businesses, including as a Divisional Finance Director and Group Audit Director for Lloyds Banking Group. Prior to joining Lloyds Banking Group, Sue held roles including Managing Director for Finance at Standard Life and Group Treasurer and Head of Corporate Development for Marks & Spencer.

Laurence Hollingworth

Director (Non-Executive)

Laurence was appointed to the Board on 23 July 2020 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee and Audit and Risk Committee.

He is Non-Executive Chairman at ABM Communications Limited and Non-Executive Director at Recycling Technologies Ltd.

Laurence's executive career in stockbroking spanned 37 years with Cazenove and latterly JP Morgan, where he held several leadership roles including Head of UK Investment Banking, Head of EMEA Industry Coverage and finally as Vice Chairman for Equity Capital Markets EMEA.

Tim Miller

Director (Non-Executive)

Dr Tim Miller was appointed to the board on 22 May 2018.

He chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Nomination Committee.

Tim is a Non-Executive Director of Equiniti Group plc and Equiniti Financial Services Limited. He is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Scapa Group plc.

The majority of Tim's executive career has been within regulated industries, including at Glaxo Wellcome and most latterly Standard Chartered, with global responsibility for areas including human resources, compliance, audit, assurance, financial crime, property and legal. He was previously a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Michael Page Group, and more recently a Non-Executive Director at Otis Gold Corp.

Birger Nergaard

Director (Non-Executive)

Birger Nergaard joined the board on 2 February 2015 and has been deputy chairman of the board of Clarksons Platou AS (formerly RS Platou ASA) since 2008.

He is currently a director of Verdane Capital's funds V, VI, VII and VIII, a director of  Clarksons Platou Securities AS, Nergaard Investment Partners AS and an advisor to the P/E fund Advent International in Norway.

Birger established Four Seasons Venture (today Verdane Capital) in 1985 and was the company's CEO until 2006. 

Birger was awarded King Harald's gold medal in 2006 for pioneering the Norwegian venture capital industry.  He holds a  law degree from the University of Oslo.

Birger is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Heike Truol

Director (Non-Executive)

Heike was appointed to the Board on 31 January 2020 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nomination Committee.

In her executive career, Heike spent 11 years at Anglo American PLC where she held roles including Group Head, Strategy and more latterly Executive Head, Commercial Services. Prior to her time at Anglo American, Heike was a management consultant and held roles at Marakon Associates and Deloitte.

Martine Bond

Director (Non-Executive)

Martine was appointed to the Board on 26 March 2021 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

 She currently serves as executive vice president responsible for the electronic trading solutions within State Street Global Markets. Martine has significant board experience across legal entities in Europe, North America and Asia. She studied business management at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

 Martine has in excess of 20 years' experience in the financial services industry at State Street, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.

 

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