Simon Ward is FICS, Director, S&P of Ursa Shipbrokers S.A.. Simon started his career at a ship-owning company in Liverpool. He became a ship sale & purchase broker, also in Liverpool, in 1993 before moving to London in 1997. In 2008 he moved to Greece to open and run HSBC Shipping Services Ltd in Piraeus. Despite moving back to London at the end of 2012, he returned to Greece in 2013 to open a new sale & purchase venture in Piraeus with Ursa Shipbrokers. A Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers since 1995, he was accepted as a Fellow in 2009. He is now also heavily involved with the Instituteʼs education team both in Greece and the UK.