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Our leadership team provides an effective balance of skills, knowledge and experience. Together they drive our strategy and pave the way for Clarksons – today, tomorrow, and beyond.

Laurence Hollingworth

Chair Read more

Laurence Hollingworth

Chair
Group
Board of Directors London

SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

Previously a senior leader in investment banking, Laurence brings significant capital markets experience to Clarksons which positions him well to guide the development of the Financial business and wider strategy. Laurence has a strong understanding of broking and the relationship-led environment in which Clarksons operates, having been responsible for client relationship management with some of JP Morgan’s most high-profile clients. This experience gave him broad exposure to different leadership styles and board dynamics, developing the ideal skillset to provide oversight and constructive challenge in the boardroom.

CAREER EXPERIENCE

Laurence’s 37-year career in stockbroking with Cazenove and latterly JP Morgan saw him hold several senior leadership roles including Head of UK Investment Banking, Head of EMEA Industry Coverage and finally as Vice Chairman for Equity Capital Markets EMEA.

APPOINTED

July 2020 and as Chair in March 2022.

PRINCIPAL EXTERNAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Non-Executive Chairman of ABM Communications Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Atom Bank plc.


COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

  • Chair of the Nomination Committee
  • Remuneration Committee.

Andi Case

Chief Executive Officer Read more

Andi Case

Chief Executive Officer
Executive
London

Skills and expertise

Having worked in shipbroking his entire career, Andi brings to the Board extensive knowledge and experience of global integrated shipping services. He is recognised in the market as an industry leader. His detailed knowledge of Clarksons’ operations, combined with his commitment to drive the strategy, make him ideally placed to inspire and lead the Group.

Career experience

Andi joined Clarksons in 2006 as Managing Director of the Group’s shipbroking services. His shipbroking career began with C W Kellock & Co and later the Eggar Forrester Group. Prior to Clarksons, he was with Braemar Seascope for 17 years.

APPOINTED

June 2008.

Jeff Woyda

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer Read more

Jeff Woyda

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Executive
London

Skills and expertise

Jeff‘s broad-based experience across a number of disciplines complements his role at Clarksons. In addition to his strong background in finance, Jeff has an impressive track record in managing and delivering across broking, corporate finance, IT implementation and software development, HR and regulatory compliance. His career has spanned both publicly listed and private companies, as well as regulated industries. Jeff’s position at Clarksons includes that of the Chief Operating Officer which covers IT, Legal, HR, Company Secretariat, Marketing and Property Services, and he is the Board member responsible for ESG matters. He is also the Chairman of Maritech, the SaaS provider of the Sea/ platform.

Career experience

Before joining Clarksons, Jeff spent 13 years at the Gerrard Group PLC, where he was a member of the executive committee and Chief Operating Officer of GNI. Jeff began his career with KPMG LLP and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

APPOINTED

November 2006.

Principal external appointments

  • Non-Executive Director of the International Transport Intermediaries Club Limited
  • Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Lok’nStore Group plc.

 

Peter Backhouse

Non-Executive Director Read more

Peter Backhouse

Non-Executive Director
Group
Board of Directors Global

Skills and expertise

Peter has over 40 years of experience in the international energy business, gained both through his executive career and as a non-executive director. He brings valuable experience to Clarksons through his previous involvement in offshore oil and gas activity, liquefied gas and oil transportation, finance and mergers and acquisitions, as well as extensive listed company expertise.

Career experience

Most of Peter’s executive career was spent at British Petroleum (‘BP’), where he was Chairman and Chief Executive of European refining, marketing and shipping, and head of both North Sea oil development and global mergers and acquisitions. He served 14 years as a Non-Executive Director of BG Group p.l.c., the international energy company, and was a member of the Advisory Board of private equity firm Riverstone Energy Partners. Peter was also Chairman and Supervisory Board Director of HES International B.V., a major operator of European bulk port storage and handling facilities, from 2014 to 2019.

APPOINTED

September 2013

Martine Bond

Independent Non-Executive Director Read more

Martine Bond

Independent Non-Executive Director
Group
Board of Directors Global

Skills and expertise

Martine brings a wealth of knowledge in electronic trading, risk management and technology solutions. This experience, together with her track record of innovation, business growth and client acquisition, make her ideally placed to contribute to Clarksons’ strategy to grow its technology business.

Career experience

Martine has in excess of 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry at State Street, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. She is currently the Head of Global Markets for Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as running the electronic trading solutions within State Street. 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.

APPOINTED

March 2021.

Principal external appointments

  • Executive vice president at State Street Global Markets.


Committee memberships

  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

Sue Harris

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director Read more

Sue Harris

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Group
Board of Directors Global

Skills and expertise

Sue brings significant financial, risk management and corporate development experience to her role at Clarksons, gained through senior roles across listed companies in financial services and retail. She has extensive leadership and boardroom experience, having held a number of senior executive and non-executive roles across a broad range of sectors. Sue is a seasoned audit committee chair, and a qualified chartered management accountant.

Career experience

In addition to Sue’s current non-executive roles, she was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Abcam plc. Sue previously chaired the Audit and Assurance Council at the Financial Reporting Council and was a member of the Codes and Standards Committee. She has held a number of senior executive positions at FTSE 100 businesses, including as Divisional Finance Director and Group Audit Director for Lloyds Banking Group. Prior to this, Sue held roles including Managing Director for Finance at Standard Life and Group Treasurer and Head of Corporate Development for Marks & Spencer.

APPOINTED

October 2020 and as Senior Independent Director in September 2022

Principal external appointments

  • Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Values and Ethics Committee of The Co-operative Bank p.l.c.
  • Non-Executive Director of The Co-operative Bank Finance p.l.c.
  • Non-Executive Director of The Co-operative Bank Holdings Limited
  • Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Wates Group Limited
  • Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of FNZ (UK) Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Schroder & Co. Limited and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Wealth Management Division
  • Independent Director of Barclays Pension Funds Trustees Limited


Committee memberships

  • Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Nomination Committee

Dr Tim Miller

Independent Non-Executive Director Read more

Dr Tim Miller

Independent Non-Executive Director
Group
Board of Directors Global

Skills and expertise

Dr Tim Miller has over 30 years’ experience working in large-scale people businesses with significant international operations. Whilst Tim has extensive experience of HR and remuneration matters gained in his executive and non-executive career, his executive roles also gave him exposure across a broad remit including compliance, audit, assurance, financial crime, property and legal. Tim has a proven track record serving as a non-executive director and remuneration committee chair in listed companies. Together with his HR background, this experience is extremely relevant to his role at Clarksons, which includes the role of Chair of the staff pension schemes.

Career experience

The majority of Tim’s executive career was within regulated industries, including roles at Glaxo Wellcome and latterly Standard Chartered, with global responsibility for a wide variety of business services. He was previously a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Michael Page Group plc, Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Scapa Group plc, Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Equiniti Group plc, and a Non-Executive Director at Otis Gold Corp.

APPOINTED

May 2018.

Principal external appointments

  • Non-Executive Director of Equiniti Financial Services Limited.


Committee memberships

  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Chair of the Remuneration Committee.

Birger Nergaard

Independent Non-Executive Director Read more

Birger Nergaard

Independent Non-Executive Director
Group
Board of Directors Global

Skills and expertise

Birger’s deep knowledge of capital markets and investment banking brings valuable expertise to Clarksons, particularly in developing and overseeing our banking strategy. He has extensive knowledge of investing in Nordic technology companies, and is experienced in taking an active role on the boards of these companies to help position them for long-term growth. Birger is therefore well positioned to provide unique insight into initiatives to innovate and develop new services for clients.

Career experience

After establishing Four Seasons Venture (today Verdane Capital) in 1985, Birger was the CEO until 2008. He joined the board of Clarksons Platou AS (formerly RS Platou ASA) as Deputy Chairman in 2008 and the board of Clarksons Platou Securities AS in 2010. Birger has remained as a Director of these companies since their acquisition by Clarksons. In 2006, Birger was awarded King Harald’s gold medal for pioneering the Norwegian venture capital industry.

APPOINTED

February 2015.

Principal external appointments

  • Director of Verdane Capital Funds V, VI, VII and VIII
  • Director of Nergaard Investment Partners AS
  • Advisor to the P/E fund Advent International (Norway)
  • Director of Union Real Estate Fund I and II.


Committee memberships

  • Remuneration Committee
  • Nomination Committee.

Heike Truol

Independent Non-Executive Director Read more

Heike Truol

Independent Non-Executive Director
Group
Board of Directors Global

Skills and expertise

Heike has an in-depth knowledge of the dry bulk market and as a result she is well positioned to bring valuable customer perspectives to her role. With a 20-year track record of both advising large global organisations from the outside as a management consultant as well as driving performance from within, Heike brings significant experience of strategy development and delivery to the Board. Heike is the appointed Employee Engagement Director at Clarksons.

Career experience

Heike was appointed in November 2021 as the Chief Commercial Officer for MineHub Technologies, a TSX-V listed technology company. Prior to that she gained 11 years’ experience at Anglo American where she was Executive Head, Commercial Services until April 2020. On joining in 2009 as Group Head of Strategy she helped evolve the strategy function working closely with the CEO and executive committee. Heike later helped establish the Marketing business and had P&L responsibility for Anglo American’s global shipping activity. Prior to Anglo American, Heike was a management consultant and held roles at Marakon Associates and Deloitte.

APPOINTED

January 2020

Principal external appointments

  • Chief Commercial Officer of MineHub Technologies Inc.


Committee memberships

  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Nomination Committee