Ian served 10 years in the Merchant Navy; starting as a Cadet with Furness Withy, UK and culminating with Jardine Ship Management, Hong Kong where Ian achieved the rank of Chief Officer.
When seeking a job ashore, it was quickly realised that sea-going qualifications would not be recognised and so Ian sought out a course which would help get him land-based. Having attended the City University Business School, London, Ian obtained a Master of Science degree in Shipping, Trade and Finance in 1988.
Having joined Pareto Shipbrokers Ltd in November 1988, as a Trainee Shipbroker, Ian soon became responsible for the chartering of specialist vessels to support submarine fibre-optic cable and power cable installation projects in addition to maintenance operations and associated activities. Additional responsibilities included the establishment of forwarding activities, particularly with respect to cable projects and then expanded the Company's activities within the floating production and shuttle tanker sectors of the offshore market.
Ian was appointed a Director of Pareto Shipbrokers Ltd in 1996 and along with Sean Harvey, was key to the successful Management Buyout from Michael Derrick in January 2002, which effected control of the Company to them.
Ian is a family man, enthusiastic (although mostly erratic) golfer, keen fly-fisherman and a staunch Arsenal FC supporter and over more than thirty years has travelled extensively to all continents except Antarctica (which is on his Bucket List!).
Stephen joined Pareto Shipbrokers Ltd from Clarksons Dubai where he worked as a shipbroker specialising in the Middle East and Indian tanker markets. His time spent in the Middle East helped him build up a wealth of local knowledge and put him in good stead to deal with clients on an international level.
In October 2009 he repatriated to the UK and continued his career with Pareto Shipbrokers Ltd. This was a great opportunity for him to become involved in the offshore shipping market. Stephen is based at the Guildford office where he works closely with the local team and also his colleagues in Aberdeen. He is equipped with a Bachelors degree in Business Management from the University of Leeds.
Stephen is a keen sportsman who enjoys partaking in a wide range of sports especially playing for his local rugby team Alton RFC.
Josh joined Pareto Shipbrokers Ltd in June 2014 as a Trainee Shipbroker, supporting the Shipbrokers and Research team in our Guildford office. His responsibilities include focusing on the operational aspects of offshore projects along with chartering in the Renewables sector.
Previous to joining Pareto Shipbrokers Ltd, Josh worked in the Oil and Gas recruitment industry for two years where he focused on placing mid to senior level Engineers into Subsea Engineering companies. Through this he developed an interest in the Subsea market and wanted to develop a more technical understanding, becoming involved within the industry as opposed to seeing it from the 'outside'.
Outside work Josh leads an active lifestyle having a keen interest in most sports, in particular football where he is an avid fan of Chelsea FC and plays on Saturdays for a team based in Horley.
Simon joined Pareto Shipbrokers Ltd in November 2014 after spending three years working in sales and customer services. In early 2015 he was seconded to work in Norway for six months with our partners Pareto JGO Shipbrokers where he gained valuable first-hand experience of the Norwegian offshore market and developed his technical knowledge of the industry. Currently working back in our Guildford office Simon provides a valuable link between the two offices having worked closely with all our Norwegian colleagues. His role is to support the Shipbrokers and Research team in our Guildford office and to further develop his knowledge and experience in the Offshore and Subsea Vessel Markets.
Outside of work Simon has a wide range of interests. He is a sports enthusiast, primarily kitesurfing and snowboarding, also fly fishing and shooting; he plays for a local football club and is a diehard Chelsea FC fan. He is an accomplished singer and enjoys playing several musical instruments.
Alexander joined Pareto Shipbrokers Ltd in September 2018, following his degree in Business. His responsibilities include supporting the Shipbrokers and Research team in the Guildford office, whilst focusing on the operational aspects of offshore projects.
Outside of work Alexander is a qualified tennis coach and enjoys running and cycling. He has completed the Prudential 100 cycle race twice and completed the UK’s highest sky dive.
Jenny joined Pareto Shipbrokers Ltd in June 2009 as Office Manager and Personal Assistant to the Directors in Guildford. Jenny has the challenging task of ensuring the office runs smoothly on a daily basis as well as being responsible for all invoicing related activities.
Prior to working for Pareto Shipbrokers Ltd Jenny worked for a construction company, primarily as a Personal Assistant to two board directors, but also supported the accounts and human resources teams.
Jenny's interests include running, scuba diving and travelling.