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

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

Steven Daniels

Port Agency Operator

Steven has over 8 years’ experience in a wealth of shipping and logistics roles, from dry cargo to containers. After moving to container line company 6 years ago as a shipping agent,, Steven looked after their container ships into the River Tees, arranging containers to be transported and discharging from vessels. From there, he moved to two other shipping companies, dealing with dry cargo imports and exports before beginning his role with Cockfield Knight in May 2022. Steven is looking forward to building his knowledge of the industry more to further progress his career.



+44 (0) 7506 069979

Ryan Thompson

Port Agency Operator

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.

Kristian Lancaster

Port Agency Operator

Kristian has been working in shipping for almost two years. He started his career working mainly with the exporting and importing of bulk dry cargos. Kristian moved to Cockfield Knight in June 2022, to improve his shipping knowledge including project and offshore vessels. In the future, Kristian is planning on undertaking his studies for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) to widen his knowledge of the maritime industry.