BMT CEO Sarah Kenny is Maritime UK Vice Chair
Maritime UK has confirmed the appointment of Sarah Kenny as Vice Chair. Kenny is CEO at BMT Global.
Maritime UK is the sector’s umbrella body, bringing together the shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine industries to drive growth by promoting the sector, influencing government and fostering collaboration. The sector supports just under 1 million jobs and contributes around GBP40bn to GDP.
Kenny will start her two-year terms on 1 December. Current Chair, David Dingle has served since 2015.
Dingle, the Carnival UK Chair, announced the appointments at Maritime UK’s ‘Maritime Masters’ reception at Clarksons Platou this afternoon (Thursday), which was attended by HRH The Princess Royal, Maritime UK’s Patron. During his tenure, Dingle has led the organisation through a period of increasing profile, rapid expansion and growing delivery. He will remain on the National Council, representing CLIA UK & Ireland.
Commenting on her appointment, Sarah Kenny said: “This is a hugely exciting time for the UK maritime sector, with the launch of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, green shipping initiatives, the emerging Maritime Sector Deal, and of course the forthcoming Maritime 2050 strategy. I am honoured and thrilled to take up the role of Vice-Chair at Maritime UK."
“The UK maritime sector is second-to-none and along with the onset of digital advances that will make shipping more efficient, we must work collectively with government and stakeholders to setting our objectives towards a sustainable blue economy and remaining a top destination for maritime businesses at home and across the globe as well.," she added.
“I look forward to working with Maritime UK colleagues in pursuit of these goals,” Sarah concluded.