With thanks to Miriam Heale, Allen & York www.allen-york.com


The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a pioneering coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry, has appointed Ian Petty as its first-ever general manager. Petty has nearly 40 years of experience working within the maritime industry and is a Class 1 Master Mariner with seagoing experience in a range of vessels and trades.

“My career at started as a deck cadet with Bank Line in 1976,” he recalls. “After 13 years at sea, I moved ashore as marine superintendent with James Fisher in 1989.” He subsequently held a range of operational, safety and project roles with James Fisher before joining P&O Maritime as operations director in 2012.

The SSI has made significant strides in the last few years, including the development of a landmark roadmap. Petty will take responsibility for the day-to-day running of the SSI and continuing to drive this agenda forward. He will be working closely with SSI members to deliver against core elements of the roadmap, and engaging with and building strong coalitions and support for change within the industry.

“I was attracted to SSI by the opportunity to join a group of industry leaders committed to the future of an industry...

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