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Richard Clayton

Chief correspondent at Lloyd's List


Richard is Chief correspondent at Lloyd’s List. He joined the business in June 2017 from IHS Fairplay, where he held the same position. The son and grandson of shipbrokers, Richard gained a M.Sc in International Shipping from Plymouth Polytechnic (now University) before joining Fairplay in 1984 as markets editor. He launched and edited Fairplay Daily News before stepping up to edit Fairplay magazine. He then worked within the Research & Analysis and Editorial teams developing and presenting round table discussions, webinars, seminars and writing opinion articles, features, and white papers. Part of Richard’s role at Lloyd’s List is sharing his expertise with sales, marketing, and editorial staff to build their knowledge, understanding, and enthusiasm for an industry that can often be confusing.