Former Clarksons broker and Lord Mayor of London Lord Jeffrey Mountevans has been appointed chairman of the Baltic Exchange Council from 1 January, succeeding Denis Petropoulos.

The cross-bench member of the House of Lords was lord mayor from 2015 to 2016 and as Jeffrey Evans was involved in shipbroking for 40 years, becoming managing director of gas at Clarksons from 2001 to 2014.