The Team

Ship Management - Dividing blue line

Charles Gamon – CEO & Director

Charles has over 40 years of experience in the shipping industry, with a career spanning broking, managing and owning ships.

He founded his own broking house in 1982, representing large Turkish shipping interests in London and commenced ship owning activities in 2000 with the establishment of Corn Marine Ltd Malta, which went on to build a fleet of fourteen ships.

Charles has also co-established a ship management office in Istanbul employing 250 personnel on and off-shore for the purpose of managing the company’s in-house ships.

Member of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.

Corn Marine Management Team - Charles Gamon – CEO & Director
Corn Marine Management Team - Jeremy Leyland

Jeremy Leyland

Jeremy worked with EF Hutton, Citibank, and a Private Family office in the Middle East before starting his own company in 1997. Since then he has acted as a Representative for a large US based Private Equity and Asset Management Company, and a UK based hedge fund, with regulated offices in Bahrain and Dubai.

He has nearly 40 years of experience in the financial markets, holds an MSc in Financial Services Management, is FCA approved and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and contacts in his field.

William Gamon – Director

William began his career at Howe Robinson Partners in 2010 working in London, Singapore and Japan where he successfully developed a global book of clients in the dry bulk markets. He has worked closely on commercial procurement with major industry names such as Bunge, Cargill, Mitsui, Louis Dreyfus, Pacific Basin, Island View Shipping, MUR and Ultrabulk.

In 2017 William co-founded Corn Marine Management and has worked on project development and asset management. His role has included the establishment of a shipping Enterprise Investment Scheme (Corn Rising EIS), the origination of deal flow for the company and deal structuring. His focus also includes capital raising and the placing of debt and equity from institutional and private sources for the projects developed.

Having studied financial modelling for project finance at Ernst & Young, William has developed strong analytical skills and through his work gained valuable experience in asset-backed investments. William is currently studying for an MBA at Cass Business School.

Corn Marine Management Team - William Gamon – Director
Corn Marine Management Team - Simon Clayton

Simon Clayton

Simon has 40 years of experience in the shipping industry, working as a ship broker and commercial manager in Brazil.

He has previously been Managing Director at TBS Shipping in Rio de Janeiro where he built up a regular liner service from Brazil to scheduled destinations in South America with seven sailings per month. Prior to this he acted as Commercial Manager for a large Argentinian family owned fleet, and at Merlin Afretamentos where he was managing a fleet of five bulkers.

Having represented ship owners, charterers and port operations globally, Simon brings with him his expertise in commercial management and cargo contacts from South America.

Associate of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS).

The Team

Ship Management - Dividing blue line

Charles Gamon – CEO & Director

Charles has over 40 years of experience in the shipping industry, with a career spanning broking, managing and owning ships.

He founded his own broking house in 1982, representing large Turkish shipping interests in London and commenced ship owning activities in 2000 with the establishment of Corn Marine Ltd Malta, which went on to build a fleet of fourteen ships.

Charles has also co-established a ship management office in Istanbul employing 250 personnel on and off-shore for the purpose of managing the company’s in-house ships.

Member of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.

Jeremy Leyland

Jeremy worked with EF Hutton, Citibank, and a Private Family office in the Middle East before starting his own company in 1997. Since then he has acted as a Representative for a large US based Private Equity and Asset Management Company, and a UK based hedge fund, with regulated offices in Bahrain and Dubai.

He has nearly 40 years of experience in the financial markets, holds an MSc in Financial Services Management, is FCA approved and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and contacts in his field.

William Gamon – Director

William began his career at Howe Robinson Partners in 2010 working in London, Singapore and Japan where he successfully developed a global book of clients in the dry bulk markets. He has worked closely on commercial procurement with major industry names such as Bunge, Cargill, Mitsui, Louis Dreyfus, Pacific Basin, Island View Shipping, MUR and Ultrabulk.

In 2017 William co-founded Corn Marine Management and has worked on project development and asset management. His role has included the establishment of a shipping Enterprise Investment Scheme (Corn Rising EIS), the origination of deal flow for the company and deal structuring. His focus also includes capital raising and the placing of debt and equity from institutional and private sources for the projects developed.

Having studied financial modelling for project finance at Ernst & Young, William has developed strong analytical skills and through his work gained valuable experience in asset-backed investments. William is currently studying for an MBA at Cass Business School.

Simon Clayton

Simon has 40 years of experience in the shipping industry, working as a ship broker and commercial manager in Brazil.

He has previously been Managing Director at TBS Shipping in Rio de Janeiro where he built up a regular liner service from Brazil to scheduled destinations in South America with seven sailings per month. Prior to this he acted as Commercial Manager for a large Brazilian family owned fleet, and at Merlin Afretamentos where he was managing a fleet of five bulkers.

Having represented ship owners, charterers and port operations globally, Simon brings with him his expertise in commercial management and cargo contacts from South America.

Associate of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS).