Ted Kalborg founded Tufton in 1985 and is a member of the investment and advisory committees for various of Tufton’s asset backed funds. Ted is a member of the advisory board of A.M. Nomikos Shipping group of companies (bulk carriers) and a non-executive director of Dorian LPG (which has a New York Stock Exchange listing). Before founding Tufton, he worked at Brown and Root where he held several line management positions including assignment as General Manager of Wilbar in Norway - a JV between Brown and Root and Wilhelm Wilhemsen ASA. Ted graduated with an MBA from Harvard in 1977.
Andrew Hampson joined Tufton in 2001, is Tufton’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the investment and advisory committees for various of Tufton’s asset backed funds. Andrew joined Tufton initially to assist in the development of the corporate finance business and subsequently to build up Tufton’s position as a dedicated fund manager in the shipping asset space. Before joining Tufton, he worked at Theisen Securities, a private maritime corporate finance house, where he primarily focused on providing debt related advisory and arranging services to a variety of worldwide shipping companies and debt providers. Andrew began his career with Bank of America in 1978, where he graduated through the bank’s internal MBA level lending program and performed a variety of functions in the credit administration department and problem loan groups before becoming a credit and marketing officer in the bank’s European ship lending department in 1986.
Nicolas Tirogalas joined Tufton in 2023 as Chief Investment Officer & President. Nicolas has more than 25 years of public and private markets experience across a multitude of industries and sectors. During the last 15 years, he has focused on the shipping and offshore industries. Most recently he has worked for North American and European financial institutions and investment managers with their maritime investments in a consultancy capacity. Formerly, Nicolas served as the Managing Director of TMS Cardiff Gas where he had overall responsibility for the company’s activities and oversaw its growth since its founding until his departure in 2016. Before that, he was EVP Commercial and Finance at TMS Group where he evaluated and oversaw investments and executed multiple capital raises (debt and equity) in most traditional maritime segments, including drybulk, tankers, containers, LNG, LPG, and offshore. Prior to that, Nicolas worked at Glencore in Houston in the oil trading department, and at investment bank Lazard in New York and Montreal where he advised numerous transportation and industrial companies in M&A and restructuring assignments. Nicolas started his career at Canada’s National Bank Financial in the equity derivatives trading team. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Nikos Petrakos became a Senior Adviser to Tufton in 2022. He has 17 years of experience across various aspects of shipping, much of which ESG related, as well as corporate finance both within and outside of shipping. This comes as an entrepreneur, via family business and with firms including Seabury Capital, PPG and Oldendorff. He has a BSc in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from Webb Institute and an MSc in Ocean Systems Management from MIT.
Kashyap Swamy joined Tufton in 2005 and is responsible for market analysis and ESG. Kashyap holds an MSc in Finance from London Business School and is a CFA charterholder.
Lawrence Tang joined Tufton in 2006 and is responsible for investor reporting and financial modelling. Before joining Tufton, Lawrence worked at MetLife, Provident Financial Group and Lloyds Banking Group, where he focused on actuarial science. Lawrence holds a BEng with Honours in Civil Engineering from City, University of London and an MSc in Trade, Transport and Finance from Cass Business School.
Vangelis Rousos joined Tufton in 2015 and as Director - Shipping, is responsible for the company’s shipping operations including commercial, technical, and marine functions. Prior to his current role he was involved in Tufton’s investing activities across all ship types with emphasis on chartering, business development, cross-functional projects, and research.
Before Tufton, he spent 6 years in the Hartmann and Tsakos Groups both ashore and onboard working in technical, operational, and commercial roles. He is a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; he has received a MSc from the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde (jointly); and holds an MBA from INSEAD since 2014.
Irene Michael joined Tufton in 2016 and before becoming Director - Finance was responsible for accounting, financial controls and HR management in Tufton Asset Management in Limassol. Prior to joining Tufton, Irene worked with KPMG and Columbia Shipmanagement specialising in the global shipping industry and investment clients. Irene holds a BSc in Computer Science from the Athens University of Economics and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 2009.
Anthony Haynes joined Tufton in 2008 and is Tufton’s Chief Financial Officer. Anthony has group responsibility for finance, risk and compliance and is the Managing Director of Tufton Corporate Services. Prior to joining Tufton, he held a series of directorships and operational and financial management positions, over a twelve-year period, within the offshore operations of the Abbey Group. During this time, he specialised in treasury operations in Hong Kong, international insurance and fund management in Dublin and offshore banking and treasury in Jersey. Anthony graduated with a BA from the University of Exeter and qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in 1988, specialising in financial service clients.
Tim Roberts is responsible for finance functions across the group and its clients. Tim qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC in 2000, and subsequently worked for V.Ships in a divisional finance role, going on to gain experience in investment management and shipping companies before joining Tufton in 2014. Tim graduated with a BSc in Physics from the University of Birmingham in 1997.
Before joining Tufton, Richard held director, company secretarial, senior management and compliance officer positions for financial service providers and has served on the boards of companies in listed groups operating in the mining industry.
Richard qualified as a Chartered Secretary in 2005 and has over 20 years’ experience working in the regulated financial services industry. During his career he has also been a lecturer in Governance and Reporting for Corporate Governance Institute Diploma Courses and has regularly represented professional bodies at government consultations on new regulations and legislation.
Richard studied at the National Oceanography Centre, holds a BSc in Geology from the University of Southampton, received an MSc in Mining Geology from the University of Exeter and is a Master of the Camborne School of Mines.
Marcus Machin established Tufton’s presence in the Middle East in 2000 to manage conventional and Shariah compliant funds invested in the marine sector on behalf of a number of GCC and international institutions. To date, investments exceeding $1.2bn have been arranged from Tufton’s Dubai office in the international marine and offshore sectors. Marcus has served on the boards of a number of GCC regional and international private and publicly listed oil services and shipping sector companies and is a frequent speaker at industry events. He has been resident in Dubai for 25 years, initially as the Finance Director for a major regional participant in the oil services, engineering and vessel owning sectors, prior to establishing arabCapital in 2000 and partnering with the Tufton group in shipping and offshore sector finance, investment and advisory assignments. Marcus is a Law graduate of Cambridge University with senior shipping and project finance banking experience in London and Switzerland.