UK Chamber of Shipping greets new chief executive
The UK Chamber of Shipping has announced that its new chief executive will be Guy Platten, currently CEO of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL). Platten, who is due to start his new task in January 2014, is a master mariner with a long background in the marine industry. He was a deck officer in the Merchant Navy, a RNLI lifeboat inspector, a salvage and mooring officer with the UK's ministry of defence and director of marine operations with the Northern Lighthouse Board. In his role as CEO of Caledonian Maritime Assets, he has been responsible for the provision of ships and port infrastructure delivering lifeline services – alongside harbour authority responsibilities – at 24 locations in Scotland.