Dry Cargo Chartering
Introduction to Shipping
Economics of Sea Transport and International Trade
Offshore Support Industry
|Susan Oatway FICS
||Leif Ollivierre MICS
Susan is the current International Chairman of the Institute of
Chartered Shipbrokers and as such sits on Executive and Controlling
Susan started her career at P&O Bulk shipping, straight
after graduation, where she had a number of senior planning and
She joined Drewry in 1997 and has extensive experience of
working for customers in the marine field, including shipping
companies, financial institutions and other institutional clients
or advisors. This work covers a wide spectrum including market
studies, valuations and strategic planning.
She is the editor of Drewry's Annual Multipurpose Report and
co-author of Reefer Shipping.
She provides advice to other team members on all aspects of dry
bulk shipping and is a regular speaker at breakbulk and dry cargo
Susan lectures on Dry Cargo Chartering to students wishing to
take the Institute's qualifying exams and is passionate about
imparting her knowledge of all things dry bulk to the next
Leif has extensive experience in commercial shipping including
ship operations, ship broking, financial reporting, wet and dry
Most recently Leif was a Senior Lecturer in International
Shipping and Port Management at the University of West London Leif
lecturing on both the postgraduate MBA and undergraduate programs.
Leif has worked as a maritime legal consultant in the City of
London and has worked in the international trade and maritime
industry in a variety of roles.
Leif also has extensive experience in training and development
and learning and teaching in both higher education and professional
shipping bodies. Leif was a senior International maritime law
lecturer teaching at the post graduate and under graduate level. He
was also Deputy Head of Education at the Institute of Chartered
Shipbrokers and is now a lead examiner and member of the Board of
Examiners at the Institute.
Economics of Sea Transport and International Trade
Legal Principles in Shipping Business
|Matthew Wright MICS
Matthew Wright is a Policy Manager at the UK Chamber of
Shipping. He is currently focusing on the policy implications of
Brexit and the Ferry and Cruise Sector. He is a member of the
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers having started his career as a
shipbroker after which he worked as a Chartering Manager for
commodity trading and Ship owning companies in Switzerland and
Australia. He holds an LLM in International law and an MSc in
Susan an Adjunct Professor at the London Law Centre of the
University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana, USA), and visiting
lecturer at Cass Business School (City University). She is the
course director of the BSc in Shipping, Trade & Transport at
HST Akademie Hamburg. She also lectures for the Institute of
Chartered Shipbrokers' courses, and for the UKSA's MCA Yacht
Masters' qualification. In addition to her academic work, Susan
speaks at and chairs commercial shipping seminars, and undertakes
in-house legal training.
Susan is also academic consultant and examiner for the Grain
& Feed Trade Association (GAFTA).
Logistics and multi-modal Transport
|Tony Mason FICS
Tony Mason has worked in the shipping industry for some 40 years
with extensive experience in the liner and logistics sectors, as
well as representing the industry in its relations with
international government bodies, the press, and the public at
He spent 32 years in container shipping, culminating in the role
of Director, Corporate Strategy, at P and O Nedlloyd, prior the
acquisition of the company by Maersk in 2005.
From 2006 to 2010, Tony was Secretary General of the
International Chamber of Shipping and International Shipping
Since 2010, he has been working as an independent consultant, as
well as an Associate with Drewry Shipping Consultants, and as
Secretary of the International Support Vessels Owners Association,
an international trade association for ship owners operating
support vessels in the offshore oil industry.
Tony graduated from University College Oxford with a degree in
Chemistry, and holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and
Transport, and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered
Jae Sundaram is a Senior Lecturer in International trade &
Maritime law. A dual qualified lawyer, Jae practised for a number
of years before taking to academics. He specialised in Maritime Law
and International Trade Law in his LLM and taught at the University
of Plymouth before moving to Buckingham. He teaches International
Trade and Maritime Law, Law of World Trade, and Commercial Conflict
of Laws in the LLM Programme. He also teaches Law of Torts and Law
of Contracts in the LLB Programme.
His research interests focus on Maritime Law, International
Trade, World Trade, Commercial Conflict of Laws, and Law of Armed
Ship Sale and Purchase
|Ed Woollam FICS
William Simper FICS, MifL, MSET
PTLLS, DTLLS, QTLS
Ed Woollam is a transactional lawyer with 25 years' experience
in the maritime sector. He is a Fellow of the Institute of
Chartered Shipbrokers and a tutor and former examiner for the
Institute - having started his career as a shipbroker and ship
manager in the tanker trades in the late 1980s.
Prior to co-founding Wysocki Quinn Woollam in 2016, Ed worked in
a number of City law firms at partner level and also worked as a
shipping lawyer in Piraeus.
Ed regularly acts for ship finance banks, superyacht financiers,
private equity houses, ship owners and operators, ship managers,
cruise lines and ferry companies.
Ed has extensive experience in negotiating shipbuilding
contracts, vessel sale agreements, ship finance documentation,
charters, ship-management and project supervision contracts, and
generally all forms of commercial agreements in the maritime
My career in shipping began in the offices of Stephenson Clark
Shipping in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1970. Trained in tramp and liner
trades I quickly moved through a range of companies including Bell
Line Container Service, and Athel Line Limited in London. My skills
and abilities were and still are in ship owning and ship management
which were developed at United Molasses - a division of Tate and
Lyle Industries London where I was appointed Technical Manager. I
was responsible for their fleet operations including all aspects of
quality control. I was elected a Fellow of the Institute of
Chartered Shipbrokers in 1979. After several years running
businesses including London Cargo Consultants Limited and Global
Marine Surveying Limited, in 2004 I moved into education and joined
Tutorship. I joined the College of Central London in 2010 where I
was elected lecturer in maritime studies and assessor. I completed
a degree in teaching in 2013 and was elected, by examination, a
member of the Institute for Learning in 2014. In 2017 I continued
assessment in a BA (Hons) in English. In my role as both lead and
assistant examiner at the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers I
vigorously pursue a perspicuous and empathetic approach to
education in an evolving global shipping community. We have a
valuable role to play at the London School of Shipping in the
professional development of our members who uphold the values,
display the skills and have the aptitudes that are demanded in
Ship Operations and Management
|Captain Ghulam Hussain,
LL.M, MBA, FICS, FCILT, MRIN, FNI
Fiona Palmer FICS
Ghulam Hussain is currently the Technical Manager and Head of
IMO Delegation at The Nautical Institute.
A Master Mariner with command experience, he was initially
self-employed in Hong Kong for 19 years after stepping ashore,
where he dealt with commodity trading, ship management and
operations as well as ship broking. He was also the CEO of a ship
owning company prior to joining The Nautical Institute where for a
few years, he dealt with the Accreditation and Audits of Dynamic
Positioning Training Centres worldwide His professional experience
covers various sectors of the industry.
His academic achievements include excelling in professional
examinations leading to memberships in both The Chartered Institute
of Logistics and Transport and The Chartered Institute of
Shipbrokers. He is Fellow of both organisations as well as a Fellow
of The Nautical Institute. His CPD includes obtaining an MBA
in Shipping and Logistics (Middlesex University) and an LL.M in
International Maritime Law (World Maritime University).
Fiona's shipping career began with an Oil Major - BP - in BP
Shipping Ltd. Commencing work in post fixture for BP's chartered-in
and owned tonnage and then moving into ship operations for BP's
fleet of crude-owned and chartered-in VLCCs and product tankers.
Whilst at BP, Fiona gained extensive shore-side knowledge while
placed in BP's refineries and terminal sites.
Working alongside the LPG traders, Fiona became the small LPG
charterer, shipping LPG on COA and spot tonnage, then latterly
moving into BP Chemicals Ltd to be part of the team shipping
chemicals on predominantly parcel tankers worldwide.
Moving to British shipowners, James Fisher Tankship Ltd, Fiona
was their tanker charterer for spot, time charter and COA fixtures,
and assisted with S&P and bareboat opportunities. Additionally,
she worked alongside their management team investigating shipping
Since 2007, Fiona has worked as a consultant for a chemical
shipping commercial management company and in research for Drewry
Fiona tutors on a number of subjects, is an examiner and member
of the Board of Examiners and has been a Fellow of the Institute of
Chartered Shipbrokers since 1998.