David Loosley to join BIMCO as SG and CEO

David Loosley will join BIMCO as secretary general and CEO in June. Credit: BIMCO David Loosley will join BIMCO as secretary general and CEO in June. Credit: BIMCO
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David Loosley has been appointed to succeed Andrew Frew as Secretary General and CEO of shipowner association BIMCO.

Mr Loosley, who will leave the Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST) after leading it for eight years, will succeed Andrew Frew in June 2020.

“We are delighted to have found a successor who can continue to build on the excellent work carried out by Angus Frew in positioning BIMCO as the world’s largest international shipping association. David has outstanding communications skills and is a proven leader of an international shipping-related business,” BIMCO President, Sadan Kaptanoglu said announcing his appointment.

Mr Loosley combines experience of digitalisation and standardisation with familiarity with the political and technical issues associated with greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies.

Prior to joining IMarEST, Mr Loosley ran operations at the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) where he was responsible for the transition from analogue to digital navigational products, and chaired the Digital Geospatial Information Working Group (DGWIG) to help drive global standardisation. Mr Loosley was a member of the UK Government’s Maritime 2050 Expert Panel and is a member of the UK Clean Maritime Council.

He also served at sea for 10 years in the UK Royal Navy.

“I am very excited to be joining BIMCO at this critical time for the industry where a volatile market, new technology and increasing environmental regulation are all having a significant impact. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to build on the work of my predecessor and to ensure that BIMCO maintains its relevance and leadership position, continuing to provide practical solutions and expert advice to its members and the wider maritime community,” Mr Loosley said.

BIMCO is the oldest and largest global association representing shipowners, and represents 1,900 members from over 120 countries.

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