Our Leadership Team

James Marshall

Chief Executive Officer

James Marshall is the CEO and founder of Berge Bulk. He began his career in shipping in offshore supply vessels, before moving to containers and then dry bulk. In 2007, he started Berge Bulk, purchasing 12 ships from the old Bergesen fleet. Berge Bulk now owns and manages a fleet of over 85 ships with a carrying capacity, including new buildings, of over 14.5 million DWT. Berge Bulk has committed to be carbon neutral by 2025 at the latest and has already started carbon neutral voyages.

He holds an MA from Cambridge University and an MBA from IMD in Switzerland. James sits on the Lloyd’s and DNV Shipowners committees and he is also Chairman of the Marshall Foundation which supports philanthropic ventures in Asia and lives in Singapore.

Callum Sinclair

Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Services

Callum Sinclair joined Berge Bulk in July 2009 and oversees the Finance, Treasury, Corporate Secretarial, and Insurance functions. He is further responsible for IT, Human Resources, Marine Human Resources, as well as Branding and Communications. Prior to joining Berge Bulk, he was CFO of MCC, the Maersk Line Intra-Asia arm. With more than 20 years of experience in shipping, he has held a number of other CFO and senior financial roles across Asia with Maersk affiliated companies. Callum holds a Bachelor of Economics majoring in Banking and Finance from La Trobe University and is a fellow of the ACCA.

Duncan Bond

Chief Commercial Officer

Duncan Bond joined Berge Bulk as General Manager, Commercial & Operations in February 2011. He is responsible for driving growth through vessel acquisitions, managing existing and new business, developing an expanding trading and risk portfolio, and overseeing vessel operations. Duncan held several leadership positions at both Rio Tinto and Xstrata prior to joining Berge Bulk and has over 15 years of international experience in shipping and commodities, gained working across 4 continents.

Paolo Tonon

Technical Director

Paolo is responsible for Berge Bulk’s technical strategy.

He brings with him over 25 years of work experience across different engineering positions and management roles. He has worked with companies such as Wärtsilä Corporation and A.P. Moller – Maersk, where he was responsible for innovation and performance improvement. Prior to joining Berge Bulk, he was the Senior Vice President and Head of ABB’s Turbocharging Product Group.

Paolo holds a Master of Science in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) from Universtità degli Studi di Trieste (Trieste University) and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Istituto Tecnico Industriale “A. Malignani” (Technical Institute).