Our People

Our People

Richard Booth - FICS

General Manager

Richard is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers with more than 35 years' experience in the shipping industry.

His background includes being chief mate on tankers and car carriers, working in operations management for a leading chemical storage and transhipment terminal on the Tees, agency management and running a maritime training centre for a global logistics leader.

Richard is always on hand to give customers advice and assistance in any aspect of shipping, freight forwarding and cargo handling.


+44 (0) 7712 817088

Craig Rowley - FICS

Agency Manager

Craig started his career in the shipping industry at the age of 17 and has over 25 years' experience, the majority of which has been gained in the dry cargo and project cargo industry.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (FICS).

He joined the team at Cockfield Knight in May 2015 as agency manager and is ambitious to help the business to continue to grow, with the backing of its parent company AV Dawson.


+44 (0) 7525 862470

Carole Windsor

Shipping & Logistics Manager

Carole brings over 20 years' management experience and the appetite for a challenge.

She started her shipping career in 2015 working within the offshore Industry. She predominantly worked with wind turbine installation vessels that specialised in the completion and maintenance of offshore windfarms both in the UK and Europe.

Carole is excited to have joined the team at Cockfield Knight and looks forward to whatever challenges are thrown at her as she builds on her career within the industry.


+44 (0) 7715 639042

Andy Souter

Assistant Agency Manager

Andy has over 8 years shipping industry experience in a wide range of fields including tanker agency, bunkering and dry cargo.

He is currently undertaking his studies for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (MICS).

Since joining Cockfield Knight in June 2018, he has built further on his knowledge and experience and has become a key member of the team.


+44 (0) 7711591704

Jack Johnson - FICS

Agency Operator

Jack is a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and has over 13 years’ experience in the shipping industry.

His previous experience includes roles with two well established shipping agencies in the North East of England, tending to dry cargo, container, chemical, crude oil & gas vessels on the River Tees.

Jack welcomed the opportunity to join Cockfield Knight in June 2018 as he felt it offered him a bright future and a platform to further develop his career in shipping.


+44 (0) 7511 901082

Ryan Thompson

Shipping Agent

Ryan started his marine career at 17 as a deck hand on the MV Erimus Star and progressed to skipper during his time on the boat. He later came ashore to work within the agency department of a local logistics company, providing assistance to vessels around the UK, with his primary focus being on offshore wind and jack up vessel mobilisations and demobilisations.

Ryan joined the team at Cockfield Knight in 2021 with his main remit being to support the cable installation vessels and barges for one of Cockfield Knight's world leading clients and also to assist in all other agency work for the company.


+44 (0) 7506069736

Daniel Booth

Shipping Agent Apprentice

Daniel joined Cockfield Knight in May 2021 as a port apprentice with a view to learn about all aspects of the shipping industry and develop a specialism in dry cargo and offshore activities.

He enjoys the challenge of working in a multi-faceted role with a view to develop his skills as a port agent in a fast-paced and evolving industry. He is also particularly keen to build his expertise in the customs aspect of cargo logistics.

Daniel is excited to deepen his knowledge of shipping at Cockfield Knight and expand his current role to encompass a greater number of responsibilities and continue his career development.


+44 (0) 7711591704

Sharon Binns


Sharon has worked within an administrative role in various sectors for over 25 years.

She joined Cockfield Knight in November 2020 as an administrator, assisting all of the team with admin duties.

Her role quickly evolved within the business as she took on more responsibilities and she is excited to see where this takes her.


+44 (0) 7808 766438

Chris Sullivan

Logistics Coordinator

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