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UK Chamber of Shipping director general to retire

Mark Brownrigg is to step down from his position as director general of the UK Chamber of Shipping.

Brownrigg, who has been in his post at the Chamber since 2003, noted: “It has been my honour and pleasure to represent one of the great industries of this country. Shipping and the wider maritime services are at the heart of our society and the world economy. It has been a privilege to have worked so closely with the UK Chamber’s member companies and the splendid team in our secretariat over the years and I look forward to passing on the baton to my successor.”

UK Chamber president Kenneth MacLeod said:   “Mark has devoted his working career to the UK Chamber progressing through the ranks to become Director General in 2003. He was central to the introduction of Tonnage Tax in 2000 that has been instrumental in the resurgence of the British merchant fleet. More recently, Mark has worked closely with Angus Frew to successfully reshape the UK Chamber and make it relevant to future needs of its members. The UK Chamber owes Mark an enormous thank you for his unstinting service over the last 40 years.”

The industry body is now seeking a new recruit to fill the combined chief executive and director general position. Brownrigg is to work on a one-year, two-day a week ‘consultant director’ contract to assist the new ceo.

Meanwhile, UK Chamber ceo Angus Frew who is leaving in early August to become the new ceo of BIMCO in Copenhagen.

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