Adrian Brown graduated from Thames Polytechnic in 1982 with a degree in International Marketing. After working for a small marketing company in Cambridgeshire for one year, Adrian’s love of ships and shipping got the better of him and he joined GLM, part of Powell Duffryn Shipping as a shipbroker.
Some three years later, Adrian joined ICIS-LOR and moved to Paris where he set up the ICIS Shipping Report. 1988 saw him move back to the UK, still with ICIS, where he became a Senior Editor. In 1990 he was responsible for inaugurating the ICIS Base Oils Reports, and was editor for the European Base Oils Report until 2007 when he joined SSY.