Bob Sanguinetti to step down from the UK Chamber of Shipping

The UK Chamber of Shipping has today (Friday 26 March) announced that Bob Sanguinetti has decided to step down as Chief Executive, to embark on a new role as Chief Executive of the Aberdeen Harbour Board, taking up his new role later this year. The recruitment process for a replacement will begin shortly.

John Denholm, President of the UK Chamber of Shipping said:

“Bob has been a great servant to the Chamber over the last three years. He has led the organisation through an incredibly difficult time, but we have none-the-less gone from strength-to-strength and I want to thank him for his hard work and dedication.

“Bob will continue in his role, focusing on the needs of the members and working closely with the government for the next six months. A recruitment process will now start to find the best person to lead the Chamber as we continue to support our members and further raise the profile of both the Chamber and the UK shipping sector.”

Alistair Mackenzie, Chairman of Aberdeen Harbour Board said:

“This is an incredibly exciting and crucial time for the Harbour as we work to realise the full green port potential of our £350m expansion. Having someone like Bob as our CEO will give us the edge we need to drive our business to the next level and we look forward to welcoming him to the Board in September.”

Speaking of the move, Bob Sanguinetti said:

“During my time with the UK Chamber of Shipping, I have enjoyed working with the best people across our great industry and it has been a huge honour leading such a terrific organisation.

“The important business at the Chamber continues and, for the next few months my focus is on supporting our members as we continue the recovery from Covid-19 and seek out the opportunities of a cleaner, greener shipping industry.

“I cannot thank my team at the Chamber enough for their dedication, hard work and support. I know the Chamber will go on to achieve great things in the years ahead.

“I am excited to be taking up the role of Chief Executive at the Aberdeen Harbour Board later this year but I am not going anywhere straightway and will be at the Chamber until the late summer to ensure a seamless handover to the candidate who is fortunate enough to be appointed.”

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