Deputy Doug Barrow

Doug is Director of the UK Ship Register, a part of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency. He is tasked with overseeing significant growth in the fleet.
He was educated in Nigeria and England before joining the British Merchant Navy in 1968 where he qualified as deck officer. After brief spell as a petroleum surveyor in Kuwait he spent around 30 years in the marine fuels industry based in Saudi Arabia, Singapore and London.
From 2006 until 2017 he was the Chief Executive of Maritime London, promoting the UK as the world’s premier maritime business centre.
In 2007 he was honoured to have been elected as Common Councilman for the Ward of Aldgate and in 2008 was appointed as Ward Deputy. Over the years he has served on Planning and Transportation, Community & Children’s Services, City Lands and Audit and Risk Management Committees and has been a governor of City of London Freemen’s School.
He is currently Chairman of the Police Committee, Patron of the City of London Crime Prevention Association and is Chairman of the Safer City Partnership. He serves on the Policy & Resources Committee (having previously been Deputy Chairman).
He was Chairman of the Reception Committee for the State Visit by His Highness the Emir of Qatar and has been a member of the British Red Cross Market Committee and the Aldermanic Eligibility Working Party.
He has served as Master of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers and is a Past Prime Warden of his mother Livery, the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights as well as being a Younger Brother of Trinity House.
In 2015 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Maritime Studies by Southampton Solent University.