Our Team

Thompson Shipping Group is proud of the fact that we employ a myriad of people from many walks of life. Our door is always open to good people regardless of their ethnicity, religion, sexuality or background.

We have developed a strong Company culture based on the core values of honesty, openness, innovation and respect. We are committed to creating a safe environment where employees are presented with career progression and the opportunity to make a difference.

Craig Thompson Chairman - Thompson Shipping Group

Craig has dedicated his working life to the shipping industry with over four decades experience in the dry bulk commodity industry.

In his shipping career Craig has been a Shipping Agent, Marketing Manager, Ship Broker, Chartering Manager, Vessel Operator and Ship Owner.

Craig also spent a number of years at The Grain Pool of WA (nowadays CBH Grain) where he was the leading international trader and market developer for the grain growers of Western Australia.

Craig has assisted various legal practices and prospective exporters in creating (and sometimes negotiating) various contracts; offtake agreements, joint ventures, sales contracts etc. 

He is also the author of internationally accepted and widely used Charter Parties and is regularly called upon to provide expert advice on various blue water matters. 

John Kelly Director - Thompson Shipping Group

John has over 30 years of international shipping, chartering, operational and commercial management experience within the dry bulk commodities sector. John’s most recent management roles included Chartering Manager at Fortescue Metals Group in Singapore and Senior Manager - Chartering at Itochu International in New York. John joined Thompson Shipping Group in December 2020, having previously worked for Sea Corporation for in excess of 15 years in various senior management positions.

Klavdy Zatuchny Financial Controller - Thompson Shipping Group

Klavdy is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) in Australia, Israel and the United States with over 15 years of experience in senior accounting roles in global companies. He joined Thompson Shipping Group in 2021. Klavdy's professional interests are financial and management reporting, tax planning, internal controls and finance management.

Dongjie Wu Chief Representative - China Sea Corporation

Dongjie has over 20 years of shipping experience particularly in the dry bulk commodity industry. After 10 years operational and commercial management experience in PENAVICO, China’s leading shipping agency, he joined Seacorp as its inaugural employee and has been instrumental in developing a formidable team of professionals spread throughout China.

Justin Rullo Operations Manager - Sea Corporation

Justin initially commenced his shipping career with Seacorp as a Trainee Shipping Coordinator and over the years has climbed his way up the ranks and is now the Operations Manager in charge of the Australian Agency Operations.

Tim Bowcock Interim General Manager - Triomphe Shipping

Tim Bowcock has been in the shipping industry for over 34 years, starting his shipbroking career in London before moving to Australia in 1996 with Anderson Hughes working in both their Sydney and Melbourne offices. 

Prior to joining Triomphe, he worked for Maestro Shipping for over 10 years and Armada Shipping in Melbourne and Singapore for 8 years, operating in the Handy to Supramax sectors within the Far East. 

 

 

Lorraine Wang General Manager - Thompson Shipping Lines

Lorraine has been employed within the dry bulk shipping sector for 15 years in various chartering and operating roles with Pacific Basin, AMP and Seacorp.