Our Team

Graham Fisher

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Director, Founder & Presenter 


Graham is the Founder and Presenter of The Shipping Exchange. His career in the maritime industry began in 2015 and he now works as a Third Officer with Teekay Gas on the Yamal LNG Project.


He is passionate about promoting careers at sea and for the continued development of the maritime industry.


In 2019, he was elected as a Nautilus International Council Member and is proud to represent over 22,000 members and all seafarers worldwide.


His passion for the industry led him to create The Shipping Exchange, a podcast that aims to provide behind the scenes access into the who, what, where and why of the latest developments in the maritime industry.

Paul Shepherd

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Director & Master Mariner


Paul is the Director of Whitehorse Maritime Ltd, a company which provides a range of training and operational consultancy services to clients across the maritime industry.


Before founding Whitehorse Maritime, Paul had a successful and varied career, initially onboard P&O and Princess Cruises, followed by a research vessel operated by the Schmidt Ocean Institute, tall ships, ferries and yachts.


He is a passionate supporter of the UK's maritime industry and believes in the power of debate and sharing of information to address even the most challenging problems.


He is proud to be part of the team making The Shipping Exchange a reality.

Monika González

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Creative Designer


Monika’s career has been driven by a passion for storytelling, translating complex concepts into engaging messages. 


That mission has taken her from her childhood in Costa Rica and Mexico to countries across the world. She is especially passionate about working with NGOs and research organisations on projects of social and environmental value. 


Her company, LUMA, has helped businesses and organisations of all sizes craft their messages and communications strategies. 


Nowadays, Monika develops bespoke audiovisual products to draw research and knowledge closer to decision-makers and target audiences. To her, communication is the key to tackling the world’s most pressing issue.

Honourable Company of Master Mariners

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Our Partners


The Honourable Company of Master Mariners was formed in 1926 and was made a Livery Company by the City of London in 1932.


The HCMM Objectives are to encourage  and maintain a high and honourable standard of ability and professional conduct in the Officers of the British Merchant Navy,


Promote and maintain in all aspects efficient and friendly cooperation between the Merchant Navy and the Royal Navy, and 


Be available to give advice and consultation on all questions concerning the Merchant Navy, on judicial, commercial, scientific, educational or technical matters.