BRS Futures, based in London, is the derivatives broking subsidiary of the BRS Group, and Chris has been its head since inception in 2003. He is also Managing Director of BRS London, which offers physical shipbroking alongside the freight derivatives activities, and is a fully integrated element in the BRS global Bulk department.
Chris has been in shipping since 1976, joining Clarksons as a trainee after graduating from Oxford University, then working for some years at SSY before joining BRS in London in 1999. His work in BRS has been focused mainly on the shipping interests of clients in the energy sector, particularly since the de-regulation of the European electricity market in 1999 and the emergence of energy trading as a new feature of the international freight market. Chris is also a past Chairman of the FFABA (FFA Brokers Association).