New managing director for Swire Pacific Offshore

Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) has a new managing director, Ron Mathison.

Mathison has been with the wider Swire Group since 1984. He replaces Neil Glenn at the OSV firm. Glenn has been appointed general manager, Europe for another Swire affiliate, Cathay Pacific.

Singapore-headquartered SPO owns and operates more than 85 vessels.

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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