Catharine Bacon has extensive dry cargo experience, spending almost 40 years as a shipbroker, trader and team manager with Cargill. Catharine has been a member of the Baltic Exchange since 1977, serving as a Director from 1994-1997 and from 2014 up until the Baltic Exchange sale to the Singapore Exchange in November 2016 and Council Member 2016-2020.
Catharine has trained in Mediation with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and participated in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (C.I.Arb.) Introductory certificates in International and Domestic Arbitration. She is also a supporting member of the L.M.A.A. and served on its Liaison Committee for six years until 2016 and provisional member of the Expert Witness Institute (EWI).