BIMCO Secretary General to step down
BIMCO Secretary General & CEO, Angus Frew, has announced he will step down in the summer of 2020, as he wishes to spend more time in the UK and less time working. The search for his replacement has started, the company said in its release.
Under Angus Frew’s leadership, BIMCO has strengthened its brand and member focus significantly. Today, BIMCO shipowner members control 58% of the global share of dead weight tonnage, up from 54% four years ago.
BIMCO has maintained its leadership position in developing standard contracts and clauses and has broadened its scope into new areas such as financial term sheets and the offshore and renewable energy sector.
In shaping new environmental regulation, BIMCO has also played a pivotal role, and has taken a leadership role in important industry initiatives such as cyber security and standards for software maintenance.
Angus Frew (61) was appointed BIMCO Secretary General & CEO in 2013, coming from a position as the chief executive at the UK Chamber of Shipping. During his career he has had a range of commercially focused leadership roles, and he brought this commercial perspective to BIMCO to the benefit of its members.
As part of the commercial focus, BIMCO has launched new products for its members including SmartCon and Shipping KPIs - innovative digital platforms for contract editing and ship operational performance benchmarking respectively - and expanded its publishing business through a partnership with the Witherby Publishing Group.
In the interim period through to August 2020, Frew will continue to build and develop BIMCO’s services to assist members.
The BIMCO Executive Committee will decide on the appointment of the next Secretary General & CEO and expects to have found a replacement by the end of 2019.
Paul Butterworth, Head of the Maritime & Shipping Practice, of executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has been appointed to find Frew’s replacement.
BIMCO is the world's largest international shipping association, with around 1,900 members in more than 120 countries, representing 58% of the world’s tonnage.