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Sir Michael Bibby stepping down from family shipping line

Sir Michael Bibby is stepping down from his family firm, Bibby Line Group, with a global search now on to find a new managing director this year.

Bibby, 54, joined the company in 1992, becoming group managing director eight years later. He will stay on the board as a non-executive director.

The group issued a statement yesterday, which read: “Sir Michael will continue in his post until the new CEO has been selected, a process which we expect to be completed by the end of 2018. The Group will continue to benefit from his wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience in the longer term, alongside our other non-executive directors.

“The move will also allow Sir Michael to devote more time to his external work interests and he intends to take up number of roles that are close to his heart. He is due to be inaugurated as President of the of the UK Chamber of Shipping in March 2018.”

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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