Bibby Marine Services CEO to retire in November

Stephen Blaikie, CEO of Bibby Marine Services

Chief executive officer of Bibby Marine Services, Stephen Blaikie, has decided to retire at the end of November this year. 

Bibby Marine Services said on Wednesday that Blaikie would leave the company after 12 years with the Bibby Line Group.

Blaikie said: “Having successfully delivered our new SOV Bibby WaveMaster 1 and secured the first two contracts, I announce that I will retire at the end of November.”

To remind, Total recently announced it would charter the Bibby WaveMaster 1 offshore support vessel to replace jack-ups and helicopters and provide W2W access to the company’s gas platforms in the southern North Sea.

Blaikie added: “I have thoroughly enjoyed working in various Bibby businesses, firstly in Bibby Maritime with the accommodation barges, and subsequently leading the acquisition of what is now Bibby HydroMap and working in that business for almost two years helping it expand.

“The last three years have been spent creating and building our new venture, ‘Bibby Marine Services,’ which has the real potential to be a great new business for the Bibby Line Group.”

Blaikie will be succeeded by Stephen Bolton, the current commercial director, who joined the company in March 2016.