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Phil Parry

Chairman at Spinnaker Global Ltd.


Phil Parry co-founded Spinnaker Global Ltd in 1997. He is a qualified lawyer who practised as a shipping and insurance solicitor with law firm Ince & Co. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business by Plymouth University in 2012.Phil is widely acknowledged for his extensive network within the maritime world within which he and his company have been responsible for the recruitment of countless business leaders, board members and heads of industry bodies. A frequent public speaker, he is an expert in maritime HR and benchmarking issues and was the founder of The Maritime HR Association, which is the global shipping industry’s major source of compensation and benefits data and now stands at 100 member companies.In 2017, he led the acquisition of oil industry consultancy Asdem Ltd by Spinnaker Global in joint venture with partners.Phil founded and is Chair of the shipping industry OSCAR fundraising campaign for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, which has raised over £1.5m primarily to fund research into treatments for childhood leukaemia and immune diseases.Outside of shipping Phil has successfully completed a number of property developments and newbuildings and owns a small business restoring classic Porsches.

Appointments: Director, Maritime London Trustee, Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship Director, Asdem Ltd Chair, The OSCAR Campaign (Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity) Advisor, Henley Business School Maritime Masters DegreePast appointments: BIMCO/ISF Manpower Report Steering Committee Member 2005, 2010, 2015 Chair, Plymouth Nautical Degree Association External Examiner MSC International Shipping, University of Plymouth Director, Seacurus Ltd