Harry Theochari succeeds Lord Mountevans as Chair of Maritime London


At the AGM of UK professional services’ body Maritime London this week, Lord Mountevans stepped down as the association’s Chair with Vice Chair Harry Theochari (pictured) appointed as his successor.

Commenting on the change in leadership, Maritime London Chief Executive Jos Standerwick said: “Lord Mountevans has been a conscientious and dedicated Chair, a constant source of sound advice and a faultless figurehead for Maritime London both at home and overseas. …

“Harry Theochari not only brings great commercial experience, but he is also very well known in the UK and internationally. He has excellent ties within the UK government and, importantly, is passionate about Maritime London and its objectives. I have no doubt he will do a superb job and guide the association through the exciting times ahead.”

Harry Theochari said: “It is a great honour to be taking the helm from Lord Mountevans. He has achieved so much during his tenure particularly in raising the global standing and profile of Maritime London, our members and, indeed, all the maritime industries of the United Kingdom.

“I look forward to working with our Chief Executive Jos Standerwick, my fellow directors and the membership at this pivotal time for our Industry as we face the challenges of decarbonisation, new and disruptive technologies and the inevitable legal and regulatory changes and commercial upheavals that will be part of this endeavour.”

Maritime London’s two longest serving directors, Richard Sayer and Peter Ahlås, also stepped down at the meeting and will be replaced on the board by Andreas Bisbas of Tsakos Shipping (London) Ltd and Simon Lockwood of WTW (Willis Towers Watson).