LONDON, 8 December 2020 – The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) today announces the appointment of Guy Campbell as new Chair of SSI’s Board of Trustees, replacing Stephanie Draper, who stepped down in September 2020.

Stephanie played a key role in the SSI’s founding in 2010 as part of Forum for the Future and went on to become the inaugural Chair of the Board of Trustees in 2013. Stephanie’s commitment to a more sustainable shipping industry has been instrumental in developing SSI as a leading voice in maritime sustainability.

Stephanie Draper said: “The SSI was the first of its kind – breaking new ground in sustainability and shipping – bringing leaders together to define what is needed. I am proud of what the SSI has achieved – from a roadmap to sustainability, new financial models for energy efficient retrofit, and practical ways to recycle ships. It is great to hand over the Chair to Guy at a time when SSI is going from strength to strength. He will benefit from an amazing team – Andrew, Nicole, Elizabeth and Andreea – and a really committed Board – thanks to both of them for all they have done for sustainability.”

This year marks SSI’s 10-year anniversary, and as we reflect on our history and ambitions for the coming decade, we are glad to welcome Guy Campbell as Chair to provide expert guidance and contribute to the initiative’s further development, as well as our ongoing work in the areas of decarbonisation, ship recycling and seafarers’ rights.

Guy Campbell joined SSI’s Board of Trustees in June 2020 and has worked closely with Co-Chair Alastair Fischbacher and the SSI Secretariat to gain a deep understanding of SSI’s work, objectives and capabilities. Guy brings 30 years of experience in the dry cargo sector, as broker, charterer, freight trader and currently General Manager (Atlantic), Swire Bulk, the bulk carrier owning and operating division of The China Navigation Company. He is a part time arbitrator and was Chairman of The Baltic Exchange 2014-16.

Guy Campbell said: “Joining SSI is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the shipping industry at such a significant time. I look forward to working with the Board and Secretariat, supporting SSI’s ongoing and future activities on key issues including decarbonisation, seafarers’ rights and ship recycling. I will work to ensure that SSI’s work, values and message reach decision makers and drive concrete action on the operational side of our industry.”

Co-Chair Alastair Fischbacher said: “The board undertook a detailed and rigorous process to ensure that we found someone who understood both SSI’s history and its ambitions for the future, and we are delighted to welcome Guy as Chair. Over the past six months the SSI team, Stephanie and I have worked with Guy to ensure a smooth transition; I very much look forward to working together with him to ensure the SSI continues to lead the shipping industry towards a truly sustainable future.”

2020 has also seen the appointment of A.P. Moller-Maersk’s Jacob Sterling and Forum for the Future’s Oriana Brine to the SSI Board of Trustees.