ITOPF Appoints New Chairman

6 November, 2019


Paddy Rodgers stood down as ITOPF’s Chairman at the end of its board meeting in Shanghai on 5th November, noting that he had thoroughly enjoyed his tenure on the board and had valued the opportunity to contribute to ITOPF’s strategic direction and to the work of its highly regarded international team.  The board voted unanimously to appoint Erik Hånell, President & CEO of Stena Bulk, as its new Chairman. Erik has served on ITOPF’s board for the last 7 years and is also on the board of Skuld P&I Club. ITOPF’s Managing Director, Karen Purnell, said that she, and the team, would miss Paddy’s energetic contributions to the work of the organisation. She welcomed Erik’s appointment saying that he would bring a wealth of experience, particularly in areas that will be important as ITOPF further enhances its reputation as the global resource for preparedness and response to ship source pollution.

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