Capt Howson joined the company as a cadet in May 1939. He was appointed Chief Officer of Roslin Castle in November 1951 and joined passenger ships in March 1957. Captain Howson was promoted to master of cargo vessels in 1965 and is at present in command of Good Hope Castle.
Married with 3 children, Captain Howson lives in West Chiltington, Pulborough Sussex. His spare time activities are golf, history and home improvement.