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Meet The Team

June 5th 2014
The CSO Alliance Team represent our online community to CSOs, industry associations, commercial partnerships and our military liaisons. The team are sourced from a range of backgrounds and between them bring formidable experience and expertise to the Alliance.

Mark Sutcliffe, Director – After six years in the British Army, Mark has worked for 25 years in the maritime industry spanning roles on the docks of Hartlepool and Bristol to senior positions with Gearbulk, Gulf Agency Company and Wilhelmsen Ships Service and was privileged to be invited to a directorship of Wilhelmsen Lines Car Carriers in Southampton.

David Rider, Content Editor – David Rider moved from journalism to maritime security in 2009, becoming the intelligence consultant for a well-known PMSC. The former Piracy Editor of, he has written numerous articles on maritime security for the shipping media. He currently works as a piracy and maritime crime consultant in the shipping sector.

Jo Chuter, Accounts Manager – Having previously been integral to a period of intense growth at online publication Maritime Security Review, Jo is around to assist members and partners alike. With responsibility for the company’s accounts, her favourite people in life are prompt payers!

John Ashby, Business Development – John joins the Alliance with more than thirty years of experience in the shipping and freight forwarding industry. His role is to promote the Alliance, assist and inform existing and future members of the Alliance community.

Guy Griffin, Head of Partnerships – Guy joined the Alliance from a corporate partnerships background having spent six years working with major UK and international brands. His work with the Alliance focuses around managing our key relationships with commercial partners, industry bodies and shipping associations.