Guy Platten has confirmed via Twitter he has been selected to replace Peter Hinchcliffe at the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). Platten, the current CEO at the UK Chamber of Shipping, will take over the ICS role later this year, he confirmed on social media. It follows a year’s hunt by ICS to find a successor to Hinchcliffe, who has been with the chamber since 2001 and its secretary general since 2010.
Prior to working with the UK Chamber, Platten’s career included stints with Caledonian Maritime Assets, the Northern Lighthouse Board and the UK’s Ministry of Defence.
ICS is the largest trade association in shipping, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet. Platten will be taking over at a crucial time in the chamber’s history with shipping going through unprecedented regulatory change.
Esben Poulsson, chairman of ICS, told Splash that the board believes Platten possesses the wide range of experience and skills needed to tackle the challenges ahead: time at sea, proven commercial success and, more recently association experience in his current tenure as CEO of the UK Chamber.