International shipbroker and shipping consultant Galbraith's Ltd
appointed three new directors with effect from January 1, 2005 - Bjorn
Andersen, Peter Bartleet
, and Richard Harmsworth.
is a Norwegian national, 35 years of age, who started his
shipping career in New York before moving to Galbraith's in 1999. He focuses
on the crude oil sector and in particular on VLCC and Suezmax trades. Bjorn,
in addition to his London base, has developed direct links with a number of
clients in the Far East, an area where he will continue to work to expand
Galbraith's worldwide reach.
Peter Bartleet, aged 47, becomes the second director on the Sale & Purchase
desk, working alongside head of S&P Neil Rokison. He has over 25 years of
broking industry experience spanning both tanker chartering and S&P. He has
worked extensively abroad and has strong connections in the Italian and
Monaco markets, having lived in Monaco for many years. While in Monaco he
gained extensive experience of shipmanagement and business development, and
thus brings to the board of Galbraith's a valuable breadth of commercial
experience. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Richard Harmsworth is 34 years of age and joined Galbraith's in 1997 after
five years, spent in London and in Australia, with another major London
shipbroking company. Richard works with fellow director James Palmer on the
products desk, where he is recognised as a leader in his field in both spot
and period trades for a variety of vessel sizes.
Richard Sayer, Chairman of Galbraith's, says, "Bjorn Andersen, Peter
Bartleet and Richard Harmsworth are highly regarded by clients and
competitors in their respective markets. The Galbraith's board gains three
people committed to the group's agenda of growth whose breadth of vision and
energy will add significant value to the company.