David Turnbull takes advisor role at Seabury Capital

David Turnbull takes advisor role at Seabury Capital

A very well known name in Hong Kong transport circles has taken up a senior advisor role US venture capital firm, Seabury Capital. David Turnbull, the chairman of Hong Kong’s largest shipping line, Pacific Basin, has signed up to the new role, saying he would help expand Seabury’s range of services.

Seabury Capital chairman John Luth commented, “The addition of an experienced and well-respected industry expert such as David Turnbull will advance Seabury Capital’s efforts in serving our clients’ needs. His insights and significant reference points within the aviation, aerospace and maritime industries, especially in the Asia Pacific region, will broaden and strengthen our broad range of services and provide enhanced value to our clients.”

Turnbull has been chairman at Pacific Basin since 2008. He previously spent 30 years with the Swire Group where he held various senior management positions. He was chairman of Swire’s Hong Kong-listed companies Swire Pacific, Cathay Pacific Airways and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company. He served as Cathay’s CEO from December 1996 to December 2004.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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