Glenn Murphy appointed new Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers


The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the professional body for the commercial shipping industry worldwide, officially welcomed its new executive leadership team at the Controlling Council meeting in October.

Glenn Murphy FICS will take up the Role as Chairman of the Board. Working alongside Mr. Murphy will be Luis Bernat FICS, a former Chairman of the Denmark branch, who takes up the position of Vice Chairman of the Institute.

Glenn is a Chartered Shipbroker and Fellow of the Institute with over 30 years’ experience in international shipping working for both private and public sector bodies. He becomes only the second Irishman to have held this role in the Institutes 120 year history. He runs his own shipbroking firm based in Dublin and he previously served as a Director of the Marine Institute and also on the Board of the National Maritime College in Ireland.

He holds a Masters Degree in Economics & Policy Studies from Trinity College Dublin.

“I am humbled and honoured to have been elected as the Chairman of this remarkable institution. I have spent my entire career working in shipping and the Institute has always stood for three things to me. Firstly, its pursuit of setting the highest professional standards for Members, followed by an unwavering commitment to educating its students and most importantly its principles of integrity. In an ever-changing and unpredictable world, I believe that these values are even more important,” said Glenn Murphy FICS – Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Outlining his goals for the coming two years, Glenn said: During my term as Chairman, I fully believe that the Institute should continue to set the highest standards for our industry every day through our Members and staff but also through our pursuit of excellence in educating our students who will be our leaders of tomorrow. We have recently transitioned through an extremely challenging period as an organisation but importantly we have

learned some valuable lessons that made us focus on improving both our financial and corporate governance. I do not doubt that this experience has made us stronger and that we will continue in our pursuit to ensure the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers remains a relevant and progressive professional body in global shipping.”

Kevin Shakesheff FICS, the Institute’s 58th President added: “Glenn Murphy’s knowledge and experience in the Shipping Industry will prove an absolute asset to our Institute at this time. The Institute has emerged, after a difficult time with a leader who will drive us forward and continue to develop the organisation into a global maritime Institute. My best wishes to Glenn and our new Vice Chairman Luis Bernat who like Glenn has a wealth of experience in shipping both in the UK and overseas. We are most fortunate to have two new officers with such excellent credentials,” added Kevin Shakesheff FICS – President, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

About the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers is the only internationally recognised professional body in the commercial maritime domain representing shipbrokers, ship managers, agents, and all members of the shipping industry

worldwide. Founded in 1911 and awarded a Royal Charter in 1920, it boasts 26 branches in key locations worldwide with over 4,000 individual Members and Fellows. The Institute sets and examines the syllabus for membership, providing the shipping industry with a constant stream of highly qualified professionals. Members of the Institute are committed to maintaining the highest professional standards across the shipping industry and, as part of a professional body, and enjoy the benefits of an enhanced career in the shipping industry.