Maritime London announced that its Chief Executive Doug Barrow will be stepping down in March 2017 after 11 years in the role. He has been appointed as Director of the UK Ship Register by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.
The search for a successor to lead Maritime London, the trade promotion body for the UK’s maritime services sector, is underway with Spinnaker Global leading the process.
Maritime London Chairman, Lord Mountevans said: “We congratulate Doug on his important role and whilst we are sad to see him go, we look forward to working closely with him to help grow the UK Ship Register. In his 11 years with Maritime London, Doug has worked tirelessly to raise the profile of the UK maritime services sector. He has grown the organisation, succeeded in raising the status of this important sector both with UK policy makers and across the international maritime industry. From the establishment of the biennial London International Shipping Week to developing close engagement with the Chinese authorities, and much more, Maritime London, along with other bodies, has notched up numerous wins for the UK maritime industry.”
Doug Barrow said: “It has been an honour to work with the many companies and organisations that make up Maritime London and the world’s leading maritime business centre. I am proud to have played my part in helping UK maritime firms to continue to thrive and attract new business to the cluster which is pan UK, not just London.”
Funded by over 100 companies and organisations from a wide range of disciplines, Maritime London ensures that the UK remains a world-beating location to base a maritime related business and to conduct maritime trade. Membership of Maritime London is open to any company that is able to demonstrate support for the UK’s maritime services sector on a global basis.