Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
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Our Officers 2018

Marianna Vitazkova FICS


Marianna began her shipping career in P&I insurance in Loss Prevention before moving into Marine Fuel broking and trading. She has been a member of the Institute from 2013 and a chairwoman of the London and South East Branch from June 2015. Her passion is to promote the shipping industry to the general public and encourage more women into shipping.

David O'Sullivan FICS

Vice Chairman

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‚Äôs Education Trust Fund.





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.   

Mike 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 the Branch representative on Controlling Council and a Trustee of the Institute's Education Trust Fund.


Committee Members
Richard Scott FICS
Robert Hill FICS 
Leif Ollivierre MICS 
Kaihui Ni MICS
Sahan Abeysekara FICS
Michael Robarts FICS
Alexandros Mistios MICS
Antonios Alexandropoulos MICS 

Controlling Council Representative

Chris Hibbert FICS

Co-opted Members

Susan Oatway FICS

Student Representative
Vladislava Todorova