Simpson Spence Young poaches Affinity’s S&P head

Simpson Spence Young (SSY) has poached Toby English from rival UK broker Affinity to head up the London outfit’s S&P division.

With experience spanning over 20 years in S&P, including stints at Clarksons and RS Platou, English was also one of the founding partners of Affinity, where he has been leading the S&P desk since its inception in 2015.

“We’re thrilled that Toby will be joining us to head up our global S&P teams. He brings a vast amount of experience and knowledge to the role and we’re looking forward to working with him on a major restructuring of our S&P offering. This is part of our long-term investment strategy to build out our forward order book, combining newbuildings and S&P with long term period and projects,” commented Mark Richardson, chairman of SSY.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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