FOSFA Newsletter Extract – December 2008

One of the pleasant tasks that fell upon the President (Christopher Berry) at the Annual Dinner was bestowing upon Mr Tony Scott (pictured below) the title of Honorary Life Vice President, joining the likes of Brian Chapman, Ron Fairclough, John Kendall, Al Mogerley and Tuan Sayed Mohamed.

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Tony Scott has provided his services and support to the trade since 1953 and to FOSFA, via educational activities, since certainly the mid 1970s, but longer on committee work arising from his London Oil and Tallow Trades Association (LOTTA) days.

Tony spent ten years with Louis Dreyfus & Co Ltd in London, eight years of which were in commodity superintendence dealing with vessel discharges and claims against ship/underwriters, and two years on contract disputes. Then, in 1963, he joined European Grain & Shipping Co Ltd, again in London. He stayed with them until 1992, having become a Director in 1974, handling European Grain’s ship and insurance claims, as well as the Andre Group worldwide London arbitrations.

Since 1992, Tony has been an active GAFTA, ICC, LCIA, LMAA and, of course, FOSFA arbitrator. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is, or has been, Chairman of the North American Shippers Association – his FOSFA membership affiliation.

He has actively supported trade education with GAFTA and FOSFA since the mid 1970s; this after relinquishing his City of London College lecturing on the Grain Trade while at European Grain since 1963 – so over 45 years of ‘giving something back’ to our trade. That achievement in itself is deserving of recognition.

A Past President of GAFTA, and now Honorary Member there, a dedicated committee member over the years at FOSFA – on the Council, Oilseeds, Soyabean Standards, Arbitrations and Appeals and Contracts Committees, and we could, if so inclined, similarly go back in history and recite his LOTTA participation, pre FOSFA. Mr Scott joins an exclusive group of dedicated individuals who have given so much to the Federation over the years.

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