Platten appointed UK Chamber of Shipping chief executive

  • Guy Platten to occupy post from January 2014

Guy Platten has been appointed as the new chief executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping.

In a statement, the trade association said that Platten, the current chief executive at Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL), will take up the position from January 2014.

“We are delighted with this decision,” declared UK Chamber president, Kenneth MacLeod.

“Guy Platten’s senior-level experience, leadership skills and first-hand understanding of the industry make him an excellent future leader for the UK Chamber and we look forward to welcoming him.”

Platten, a master mariner, has a long background in the maritime industry having served as a deck officer in the Merchant Navy, a lifeboat inspector for the RNLI, a salvage and mooring officer with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and at the Northern Lighthouse Board as director of marine operations.

“As a passionate advocate of UK shipping and our industry I am honoured to have been selected as the next chief executive of the UK Chamber,” said Platten.

“Building on the excellent work in recent years I look forward in helping shape the UK Chamber to proactively promote and champion UK shipping.”

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