Arthur Bowring has eight years seagoing experience during which time he commenced his Degree studies. Armed with an honours degree from UWIST Cardiff, Arthur joined Lloyds Register of Shipping as a Ship Surveyor. While at Lloyds Register, Arthur took a three-month sabbatical to upgrade and prepare a Polar Expedition ship for the three year Transglobe Expedition, led by Sir Ran Fiennes. In 1980, Arthur joined Tradax Ocean Transportation, Geneva, which later became Cargill International SA, Geneva Branch, as Operations Superintendent. He moved on to be Owning broker, and then a Chartering broker, handling oil and dry bulk cargo requirements for various Cargill product lines. Arthur then took responsibility for Fleet Insurance and developed an internal consultancy role, which included the handling and resolution of disputes arising through the oil and dry shipping activities of Cargill. In 1994, Arthur transferred to Orient Ship Management, Hong Kong. On the closure of the company’s business in 1995, Arthur became a Marine Consultant, handling Investigative work, Legal, Marine Claims and Project Management. In 1997, Arthur was appointed Managing Director of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association. In this role, he has contributed many papers to general and industry media, regularly spoken at various conferences and championed the many issues that have given the Association and Hong Kong’s maritime sector a high international, regional and local profile. Arthur is Chairman of the Labour Affairs Committee of the International Chamber of Shipping, Vice Chairman of the Special Tripartite Committee of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and spokesperson for maritime employers at the ILO. He is Chairman of the Maritime Services Training Board of the Hong Kong Vocational Training Council, and member of a number of Boards and Committees of the Hong Kong Government. Arthur is a Council member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and Convenor of the Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group. Arthur is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the Nautical Institute, the Royal Institute of Navigation, the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, and a Member of the Hong Kong Mediation Council. He is an Arbitrator and Mediator for Shipping and Commercial disputes, and is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators maintained by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and a panel member of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration. In 2014, Arthur was awarded the Lloyd’s List Asia “Lifetime Achievement Award”, in 2015 he was awarded the Seatrade Maritime Asia “Contribution to the Development of the Hong Kong Maritime Cluster” award, and in 2016, he was conferred an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Vocational Training Council.