Member of The Baltic Exchange since 1972.
Chartered Shipbroker. Chartered Arbitrator.
Fluent written and spoken Greek.
Entire working life involved in ship management, operations, chartering and sale & purchase since 1963 (tween deckers, bulk carriers, OBO's tankers). Director and Vice-Chairman J C Carras & Sons (Shipbrokers) Ltd. (1974-1986). Director and Managing Director of Shipbroking and Ship Agency company in London (1986-2003). Director, The Baltic Exchange (2001-2003; 2007-2011; 2013-date). Director BIMCO (1979-1985) (2003-2009). Chairman BIMCO Documentary Committee (2003-2009). Member BIMCO Executive Committee (2003-2009). President of the LMAA (2008-2011). Member of the LMAA Supporting Members' Liaison Committee (1994-1998; 2003-2014) Member of the Admiralty and Commercial Court Users Committee.
Currently practising full time as maritime arbitrator.
Appointed to panel of Arbitrators: CIArb London; Korean Commercial Arbitration Board; Hellenic Chamber of Shipping; Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration; Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; China Maritime Arbitration Commission.
Arbitrating since 1996.
Admitted as Fellow to: The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers; The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport; The Chartered Management Institute. Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Shipwrights. Freeman, The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators. Awarded the BIMCO Cairns-Hansen Prize (2014).
Trained mediator available for mediations.