MARTIN Crawford-Brunt has been appointed as the new chief executive of RightShip, following the recent retirement of Warwick Norman.
Mr Crawford-Brunt joins RightShip from DNV GL where he reportedly led significant change, transforming its business model and introducing new services.
He is to be initially based at the RightShip office in London.
RightShip chairman and Rio Tinto general manager marine operations, Peter Mannion, said Mr Crawford-Brunt was a highly respected and effective leader.
“We have been looking for a candidate who has the industry knowledge that will help us grow, as well as the personal attributes to lead and inspire a global team,” Mr Mannion said.
“I am confident that Martin possesses the right mix of maritime industry experience, management and leadership skills to continue the outstanding contribution made by Warwick Norman over the last 16 years.”
Mr Norman, who was recently awarded an Order of Australia for services to the maritime industry, finished up as RightShip chief executive on January 31.
Based in Melbourne, he is expected to support RightShip as a strategic consultant to the board during the CEO transition process.
No interruption to RightShip services during the transition period is expected.