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Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers President Kevin Shakesheff FICS awarded MBE in New Years Honours
Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers President Kevin
Shakesheff FICS awarded MBE in New Years Honours
30 December 2023
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the professional
body for the commercial shipping industry worldwide, is pleased to
announce that its President, Kevin Shakesheff FICS has been
recognised in the New Year Honours List 2024. The New Years Honours
are appointments marking the achievements and services of
extraordinary people across the UK.
Kevin Shakesheff FICS has been awarded an MBE (Member of the
Order of the British Empire) for Services to Young People in
Business and to the Maritime Industry in his role as Co-Founder of
the High Tide Foundation and former Trustee, President of the
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Education Fund.
Kevin currently holds the position of President of the ICS,
having previously served as Chairman from 2007 - 2009. He has been
involved in the education of ICS students in South Wales, the North
East of England, as well as both nationally and internationally,
Kevin is Co-Founder of the High Tide Foundation in Teesside in
the North East of England, an organisation for which he served six
years as Chairman. High Tide is an independent organisation, funded
by business within the community. Linking industry with education,
it provides school children with valuable experience of work with a
focus on local industry, maritime and shipping roles.
Kevin is currently Chairman, and former Managing Director of
Casper Shipping, a leading UK maritime services provider.
Born in Newport, Wales, Kevin is 73 years of age. He lives
together with his wife Christine in Hutton Rudby, North Yorkshire.
Kevin and Christine have three children, Michael, Katherine and
Victoria, as well as seven grandchildren who live in Singapore,
North East England and Barcelona. Michael, Katherine, and her
husband Graham, are also members of ICS.
In his spare time, as well as spending time with his
grandchildren, Kevin enjoys diverse sports including rugby, tennis
and golf, as well as the Spanish language and culture.
"It is a tremendous honour to receive this recognition,
which comes at a milestone moment in my career, marking 50 years of
my involvement with the ICS. I would like to offer my sincere
thanks to the many colleagues at ICS, High Tide and Casper Shipping
with whom I've had the pleasure of working over the years. A huge
thank you also to my family for all the support and encouragement
they continue to provide." Kevin Shakesheff FICS -
President, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
"I'm sure I speak for everyone at the ICS, particularly
those who have benefitted from his educational work, in
congratulating Kevin on the award of his MBE. This is a
well-deserved recognition of his service to the maritime industry
and a fitting tribute to his commitment to the next
generation." Robert Hill FICS -
Director, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
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