Matt Cornelius SpinnakerMatt Cornelius

Director, Recruitment
Matt has worked for Spinnaker since 2011 and heads up the commercial, legal and insurance recruitment division. During his time at Spinnaker, Matt has built up a large network of clients across the globe at major shipowners, operators, commodity groups, brokerages, asset players and oil majors. Matt graduated from the University of Leicester with a Masters in Clinical Criminology and a BSc in Politics. He specialises in roles within commercial operations; specifically chartering, freight trading, post fixture, shipbroking and vessel operations; from junior through to top management level. Prior to his career as a recruitment consultant, Matt’s dream when he was younger was to become a professional footballer. He sadly lacked the desired talent and now has to make do with watching his team Tottenham Hotspur from the sidelines. 

Vacancy specialisms

Bunker Trader, Chartering Manager, Commercial Operator, Demurrage Manager, Freight Trader, Laytime Manager, Operations Manager, Post Fixture Operator, Shipbroker, Vessel Operator, Voyage Manager.

Location specialisms  

All major shipping hubs including Connecticut & Houston (USA), Copenhagen (Denmark), Dubai, Hong Kong, London (United Kingdom), Mumbai (India), Oslo (Norway), and Singapore.

What our clients and candidates say

“Matt was sure to highlight the differences between my (current) company and potential new company, but also reassured me along the way. I was very touched by how he called me before and after interviews to give me a “pep-talk” and a “debrief” – truly very helpful for someone who has not gone through interviews for almost 4 years.”

Client testimonial 2023 

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Contact Matt to find out what vacancies he is currently working on

Matthew Cornelius, Director, Recruitment