Merrick Rayner has served on our Board of Directors since September 2017. Mr. Rayner has 42 years of experience in the tanker business. From 1974 to 2003, Mr. Rayner was a broker at H. Clarkson & Company Limited shipbrokers, with experience in both the deep-sea tanker chartering business as well as new and second hand vessel sale and purchase. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Rayner served as Director of Clarkson Sale and Purchase Division. From 1989 until leaving H. Clarkson & Company Limited in 2003, he was a director of the company, and also served as a director of Clarkson Research Studies from 1992 until 2003. In 2003, Mr. Rayner joined E.A. Gibson’s shipbrokers as a broker, where he developed the company’s time charter and projects group. He also served as a director of Gibson’s from 2012 until his retirement in 2016. Mr. Rayner currently resides in the United Kingdom.