Our Team

Graham Fisher


Founder & Presenter 

Graham's career in the Merchant Navy began in 2015 when he embarked on a Trinity House Deck Officer Cadetship.

Since starting his career, he has become actively involved with the Nautical Institute, Honourable Company of Master Mariners and Careers at Sea.

In September 2017, he appeared in the 'To Sea or Not to Sea' campaign promoting careers in the Merchant Navy to young people.

This passion for the maritime 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.

Careers at sea

Paul Shepherd


Project Consultant & 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.

Whitehorse Maritime

Monika González


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


Our Sponsors

Honourable Company of Master Mariners


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.


Maritime London


Maritime London is a not for profit promotional body for UK-based companies that provide professional services to the international shipping industry. Their mission is to promote the UK as the world’s premier maritime business centre.

Maritime London works closely with organisations including the Department for International Trade (DIT), City of London, and Maritime UK to achieve their core objectives to promote the UK maritime industry. 

Membership of Maritime London is open to any company, organisation or individual that is able to demonstrate support for the UK’s maritime services sector on a global basis.

Maritime London