Board of Directors

James Fisher and Sons plc's Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for establishing high standards of corporate governance, ensuring its values of honesty, integrity and fairness are applied consistently and for setting the strategic and financial objectives.

There are currently eight Directors on the Board, comprising the Non-Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Group Finance Director, Executive Director and four Non-Executive Directors. 

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Appointment:

Malcolm was appointed to the Board in February 2011.

Skills and experience:

Malcolm is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and was a founder and former Finance Director of WSP Group plc between 1987 and 2009. Prior to that, Malcolm was a principal at the corporate finance boutique Financial Decisions and an equity partner at Longcrofts, Chartered Accountants.

External appointments:

Chairman of Anthesis Consulting Group, a private equity backed global sustainability consultancy.

Appointment:

Nick joined the Group in February 2003 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in December 2004.

Skills and experience:

Nick worked for 20 years for P&O Containers and P&O Ports, of which 10 years were in senior management positions based in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Netherlands and the Indian Sub-Continent. Nick's experience encompasses a wide range of commercial and operational roles, including fleet management and information technology.

External appointments:

Member of the Supervisory Board of the UK Chamber of Shipping; Non-Executive Director of Britannia's Gold Limited.

Appointment:

Stuart joined the Group in July 2010 and was appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director in December 2010.

Skills and experience:

Stuart is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and qualified with BDO Binder Hamlyn. Stuart was formerly Group Finance Director of Empresaria Group plc, and he previously held senior finance roles with Vodafone Group plc, Charles Baynes plc and Elementis Group plc. 

External appointments:

Trustee of the Group's Shore Staff Pension Scheme.

Appointment:

Fergus was appointed as an Executive Director to the Board with effect from 1 March 2018 with responsibility for all of the Marine Support division.

Skills and experience:

Fergus joined the Group in January 2017 in a senior role in the Group's Marine Support division, having previously led and grown businesses over the last 20 years in Europe, Singapore, Australia, North America and Africa. He has held senior commercial roles working with a range of clients across government, financial institutions and technology, as well as leading acquisitions from initiation through to integration.

External appointments:

None.

Appointment:

Aedamar was appointed to the Board in November 2014.

Skills and experience:

Aedamar has been a partner at Linklaters LLP since 2001 and is a member of the firm’s International Board. Aedamar specialises in international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and fundraisings and is very involved in expanding Linklaters’ business in Latin America. Before joining Linklaters, Aedamar worked for two years as a consultant with Accenture in Dublin, Chicago and Belfast.

External appointments:

None.

Appointment:

Justin was appointed to the Board in February 2018.

Skills and experience:

Justin qualified as a chartered accountant in Scotland having trained with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, Glasgow. He was Chief Executive of Keller Group plc from 2004-2015, having formerly served as both Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director, and has significant operational and financial experience both in the UK and internationally.  

External appointments:

Justin is currently Senior Independent Director and member of the Audit Committee of Kier Group plc, Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Forterra plc and a non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Sirius Real Estate Ltd. He is also a member of the Audit Committee of the National Trust.

Appointment:

David was appointed to the Board in August 2013.

Skills and experience:

David was formerly Executive Chairman of Lloyds Register and earlier in his career, CEO of John Brown plc, a director of Trafalgar House plc and Executive Vice President of Kvaerner where he had particular responsibility for their engineering and process businesses.

External appointments:

Chairman of Braemer Shipping plc; Non-Executive Director of OAO Sovcomflot; Life member of the UK’s Foundation for Science and Technology.

Appointment:

Michael was appointed to the Board in August 2013.

Skills and experience:

Michael was formerly Chief Operating Officer at Abbot Group plc and earlier in his career, CEO of Smedvig Limited and General Manager of Bawden Drilling UK Ltd.

External appointments:

Non-Executive Director of SAR Gruppen AS.

Our committees

Audit Committee   
Remuneration Committee   
Nominations Committee
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