Across our offices in the UK, Dubai, Korea, Japan, China and India we have a team of 75 knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated people. Each one has been handpicked for their specialist skills and qualifications, and between us we have a wealth of experience in all areas of the maritime security industry.

Commercial Team

Richard manages our business development globally and is known for the many contacts he has gained over a lengthy career in maritime security, which are invaluable to owners, charterers and managers alike.

T: +44 203 503 0389

Richard Podmore

Business Development Manager

Previously based in our Dubai office, managing our Middle East and Southeast Asian clients, Christina now supports our Head Office team with key account management and business development.

T: +44 203 503 0382

Christina Matsiyak

Senior Key Account Manager

Dave has commercial responsibility for all Ambrey business in West Africa and Southeast Asia, as well as having involvement in managing services for special projects.

T: +44 203 503 0979

Dave Robson

Senior Key Account Manager

Phil brings over 10 years security industry experience to his role developing new business opportunities and working in the spot market.

T: +44 203 503 0971


Phil Harrison

Key Account Manager

A previous Operations Manager within both International and Offshore departments of Ambrey, Dane is now using his extensive experience to focus on all commercial aspects of Ambrey International.

T: +44 (0) 203 503 0343 M 

Dane Baxter

Key Account Manager

Based in Mumbai, Shikha handles all of Ambrey’s Indian clients, including relationships with the Indian offices of Ambrey’s major shipping clients.

T: +44 203 503 0966

Shikha Sawant

Key Account Manager

Beginning his career in shipping by working as crew, Luis now brings that practical experience to bear in an office-based management role heading up our Korea office.

T: +44 203 503 0807

Luis Bong

Business Development Manager

With more than 35 years experience in the shipping and maritime security industries, Asao brings significant expertise to his role focusing on business development within the Japanese market.

T: +44 203 503 0387

Asao Shirai

Buisness Development Manager

Anais uses her six years experience in the maritime security industry to work closely with Ambrey’s Chinese markets.

T: +33 620 36 80 77

Anais Zhou

Business Development Manager

Service Delivery Team

An expert in the field of weapons licensing, Rich is responsible for all Ambrey weapons and equipment. He oversees the delivery of logistics support, personnel and recruitment & training.

T:  + 44 203 503 0330


Richard Hames

Associate Director Operations

A compliance specialist, El manages many of our clients through the due diligence process. She also oversees the development and management of policies and standards across Ambrey.

T:  + 44 203 503 0330

Eleanor Hoyle

Associate Director Compliance

A business management specialist, Louise manages the support services function including infrastructure, human resources, information technology and marketing.

T:  44 203 503 0330

Louise Healey

Associate Director Business Management

Angela is responsible for availability, documentation and deployment of Ambrey guards. She also manages Ambrey’s large team of Transit Support
Co-ords, training and mentoring junior Transit Managers.

T:  + 44 203 503 0330


Angela Sanders

Service Delivery Senior Support Manager

Cathy manages human resources for all of our office-based staff, as well as having responsibility for office management to make sure everything runs smoothly for the teams working there.

T:  + 44 203 503 0330

Cathy Morgan

Business Manager

Craig oversees the training of Ambrey guards at our training centres around the world.

T:  + 44 203 503 0330

Craig Rawlings

Training Manager

Andy heads up our recruitment team, helping guards through the Ambrey application process and making sure we have the right types of guards for our clients needs.

T:  + 44 203 503 0330

Andrew Clarkson Kearsley

Recruitment Manager

Specialising in intelligence solutions, port-city risk analysis and geo-spatial mapping, Harry provides operational and strategic leadership on security management to both our clients and Ambrey’s own teams.

T:  + 44 203 503 0330

Harry Pearce

Intelligence Manager

Robert prepares strategic and operational intelligence for transits, terminals and ports. He regularly presents threat briefings to clients and he is leading on providing business intelligence to Ambrey’s key accounts.

T: +44 774 166 7710

Robert Peters

Senior Research Analyst

Based in our Port Harcourt Office in Nigeria, Darran has responsibility for operational capability and delivery of services for West Africa with an area of operations from Cape Verde to South Africa.

T +44 203 503 0972

Darran Shepherd

Senior Operations Manager, West Africa

T:  + 44 203 503 0330

Anna Trumper

Senior Transit Manager

T:  + 44 203 503 0330

Holly Gammage

Transit Manager

T:  + 44 203 503 0330

Simon Flather

Transit Manager

T:  + 44 203 503 0330

Rebecca Fieldhouse

Transit Manager

T:  + 44 203 503 0330

Megan Furlonger

Transit Manager

T:  + 44 203 503 0330

Sadie Gibson

Transit Manager

T:  + 44 203 503 0330

Emma Jones

Transit Manager

T:  + 44 203 503 0330

Inta Kauzena

Transit Manager

T:  + 44 203 503 0330

Nick Mahon

Transit Manager

T:  + 44 203 503 0330

Erika Slukova

Transit Manager

T:  + 44 203 503 0330

Gaby Williams

Transit Manager


A Master Mariner for over 25 years, Jolly’s experience ranges from being a Captain to crewing, ship-broking and ship-management. He acts as CSO/DPA to our vessels.

Capt Jolly Menhinick

Marine Superintendent

After starting his seafaring career in the Estonian navy and then going on to work on over 20 vessels as a Chief Engineer, Tauno is now an integral part of Ambrey’s ship management team.

Tauno Kose

Technical Superintendent

Based in our Dubai office, Adel manages our crewing, procurement and bunkering, as well as the Djibouti Government approvals of our floating armouries.

Adel El Mehrek

Senior Operations Manager

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