About us

Australia and New Zealand Branch

The Institute of Chartered Shipbroker's Australia and New Zealand Branch was founded in 1998. The Branch  promotes professionalism in shipping through education both at company and government level, and has around 100 members.

Geographically the Branch covers an area the size of Europe with members of the Committee spread from Fremantle in the west to Brisbane in the east and as far as Auckland in the south, though the majority of members still reside in Melbourne and Sydney. The membership are employed in a wide variety of commercial shipping including competitive brokerage and as employees in shipping company offices (liner and bulk), charterer's offices and government departments.

In the education arena the Branch is a recognised Institute Teaching Centre (ITC), which for some years has provided a steady stream of students sitting exams in centres around Australia and New Zealand including Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Auckland. The challenges posed by the wide geographical cover is efficiently handled by the ITC.

Besides structured Institute courses, the Branch has developed and delivers bespoke short-courses/workshops on a variety of chartering subjects, and also deliveres a series of successful industry seminars on topical matters in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.

On the social and networking front, the highlight of the social calendar is the annual Industry Party held in Melbourne every August, with members from all over Australia and New Zealand attending.  The Branch has also initiated the Young Professionals Melbourne (YPM) group, designed to facilitate the meeting of the young (under-35s) professionals in the maritime industry.

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Who's who in 2021-22

Chairman Capt Nigel D'souza  FICS
New Zealand Chapter Chairman   Capt Robert Hawkins FICS   
Vice Chairman Mr Anthony Pegum FICS
Secretary Capt Nelson LeBlond FICS

Young Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

For younger members, including students and perhaps for those that are still young at heart (only if you can understand the "modern speak"), there are several Young ICS members (YICS) located in the major centres as a point of contact for social events and collaboration in study where assistance may be sought.

YICS contacts

West Coast Capt Munaf Shaik MICS

Eastern States Karen Kwok MICS


The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers - Australia and New Zealand Branch

Email: icsanz@icsanz.com

Website: www.icsanz.com

Please note, the ANZ Branch does not have a dedicated telephone number. Initial contact is by email only after which the relevant office bearer/member of the committee will contact you and establish a line of communication.


Postal address:

PO Box 80

New Zealand

Email: nzadmin@icsanz.com

Postal Address:
PO Box 46216
Herne Bay, Auckland
New Zealand

Business address:

Suite 29, 2 Enterprise Drive