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.

Peter M. Anker

President of Brokerage and Investment Banking

Peter M. Anker joined the board on 2 February 2015.

Peter has been chief executive and managing partner of RS Platou Shipbrokers AS since 1987 and has also served as head of the Platou group and offshore division. He previously served as vice president of RS Platou (USA) Inc. from 1982 to 1986.

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 a non-executive director of the International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC).

James Hughes-Hallett, CMG

Chairman (Non-Executive)

James Hughes-Hallett was appointed as a director on 20 August 2014 and became chairman on 1 January 2015. James is currently recovering from an illness and Ed Warner has taken on the responsibility of acting non-executive Chairman.

James is a non-executive director of John Swire & Sons Limited and chairman of United States Cold Storage Inc. He is also Governor of the Courtauld Institute of Art and of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

James was chairman of John Swire & Sons Limited until the end of 2014 and chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Swire Pacific Limited. Earlier in his career he was also the managing director and chairman of The China Navigation Company and of Swire Pacific Offshore and chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association. He served as a non-executive director of HSBC Holdings PLC from 2005 to 2014.

James is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and an honorary fellow of the University of Hong Kong and of Merton College, Oxford. He was made a CMG in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours.

James is chairman of the nomination committee and a member of the remuneration committee.

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 and a member of the Advisory Board of US private equity firm Riverstone Energy Partners. 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. He served as a non-executive director of BG Group PLC, the international energy company, between 2000 and 2014.

Peter is a member of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees.

Ed Warner OBE

Acting Chairman (Non-Executive)

Ed Warner was appointed to the board on 27 June 2008. Since 26 March he has been acting non-executive Chairman whilst James Hughes-Hallett recovers from an illness. Ed is chairman of derivatives exchange LMAX, the Standard Life European Private Equity Trust PLC and the Blackrock Commodities Income Investment Trust Plc. He is also chairman of Grant Thornton UK LLP, a leading accountancy and advisory practice.

He was previously chairman of investment bank Panmure Gordon and of UK Athletics, the sport's governing body. He was chief executive of IFX Group PLC and Old Mutual Financial Services UK, head of Pan European Equities at BT Alex Brown, and head of global research at Dresdner Klienwort Benson.

Ed is a member of the audit committee and nomination committee (also acting as chairman of the nomination committee in the absence of James Hughes-Hallett).





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.

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 Audit Committee and Nomination Committee.

Tim is a Non-Executive Director of Equiniti Group plc and Equiniti Financial Services Limited.  He is also a Non-Executive Director of Otis Gold Corporation, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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 of recruitment services provider Michael Page Group plc, chairing their Remuneration Committee.

Marie-Louise Clayton

Director (Non-Executive)

Marie-Louise Clayton was appointed to the board on 1 January 2017.

Marie-Louise held various executive positions including Finance Director of Venture Production plc, Chief Financial Officer & IT Director of the primary food group division of Associated British Foods plc and Chief Financial Officer of Lincoln Gas Turbines at GEC Alstom. She also held roles at Advent Venture Capital, Exxon Chemicals, Inland Revenue and Guest, Keen and Nettlefold.

Her past Non-Executive appointments have included Chair of the Audit Committee of Zotefoams plc, Audit Committee Chair of Diploma plc and Forth Ports plc and Non-Executive Director of Independent Oil & Gas Ltd and Ocean Rig ASA and GCHO Holdings Ltd, the holding company for Geoffrey Osbourne Ltd. She was also a trustee of Street League, a charity that helps young people into work.

Marie-Louise is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Accountants.

Marie-Louise is chair of the audit committee and a member of the remuneration and nomination committees.


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