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 Clarksonshaving previously worked as a freight trader, analyst andoperator at RWE and EDF. David becomea member of the ICS in 2013 and was also a double prize winner during that year. David is a Trustee of the Institute’s Education Trust Fund.



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Chris Hibbert FICS
Education Officer

Chris runs his own company and has been employed in dry cargo chartering, acting on behalf of Charterers, and Commodity Houses. He became a member of the Institute in 1981, and is keen to support the Institute’s profile and educational initiatives throughout his career. He is also a long time member of The Baltic Exchange.

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
David O’Sullivan FICS
Richard Scott FICS
Robert Hill FICS 
Leif Ollivierre MICS 
Kaihui Ni MICS
Sahan Abeysekara FICS
Michael Robarts FICS
Alexandros Mistios MICS
Antonios Alexandropoulos MICS 

Co-opted Members
Susan Oatway FICS

Student Representative
Vladislava Todorova