Shipbroking group Clarksons has reshuffled its board of directors just days after it reported record results and upped its dividend for the 20th consecutive year.

Peter Backhouse will step down as senior independent director from 11 September after nine years as an independent non-executive director of the London-listed firm.

Backhouse, who has 40 years of experience in the international energy business and was previously chairman and chief executive of BP Europe, will remain on the board until the end of this year, Clarksons said in a release on Friday.