Maritime London announces Lord Mountevans as Honorary President and Mark Jackson as Vice Chair


At the Maritime London AGM this week it was announced that Lord Jeffrey Mountevans has been appointed the association’s first Honorary President and Mark Jackson, Chief Executive of the Baltic Exchange, the association’s Vice Chair.

As well as having been Chair of Maritime London between 2013 and 2021, Lord Mountevans (pictured, left) was Lord Mayor of the City of London 2015-16, Chair of Maritime UK 2014-15, Chairman of the Advisory Board for London International Shipping Week 2015-21, President of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers 2019-21, and since January 1, 2023 he has been Chair of the Baltic Exchange Council. Before that he was involved in shipbroking for 40 years and Director of Gas Chartering at Clarksons from 2001 to 2014. He is an elected hereditary cross-bench member of the House of Lords, where he plays an active role on maritime, defence, reserves and cadet issues.

Lord Mountevans said: “This is a great honour and I feel profoundly privileged. I look forward to putting my shoulder to the wheel and supporting Maritime London and its members at this crucial time for the shipping industry in my new capacity as Honorary President.”

Mark Jackson (pictured, right) has been a Director of Maritime London since December 2017. He started his shipping career as an apprentice in 1981 in Sydney, Australia and after 18 years working as a shipbroker in Sydney, Hong Kong, New York and London, he joined A.M. Nomikos (UK) in 1998 as head of the London office. Mark has a long relationship with the Baltic Exchange, he joined the Board in 2004, was Chairman 2009-12 and became Chief Executive Officer in January 2017.

Mark Jackson said: “Maritime London helps shine a light on the UK’s critical maritime services sector. I’ll be playing a part in helping to ensure that policy makers understand our business as well as showcase the breadth and depth of our expertise to the international shipping industry.”

Commenting on the appointments Harry Theochari, Chair of Maritime London, said: “I am delighted that Lord Mountevans has agreed to accept the position of Honorary President of Maritime London. The Directors of Maritime London established this role to recognise an individual who has provided exceptional service to Maritime London. I can think of no one who in recent times has provided more exceptional service, not just to Maritime London but to the entire UK Maritime Industry, than Lord Mountevans.”

“I am also hugely pleased that Mark Jackson has been appointed as Vice Chair of Maritime London. Mark has over 40 years of Shipping Industry experience and has both personally and through the Baltic Exchange contributed enormously to the success of our Association.”

Maritime London is the industry-led body representing maritime professional services in the UK. Funded by companies and organisations from a wide range of disciplines, Maritime London works to ensure that the UK remains a world-beating location to base maritime related business and to conduct maritime trade.