USA: Inchcape Shipping Services Appoints Ian Tombs to Top Compliance Role

Ian Tombs has been appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Compliance at Inchcape Shipping Services.

With a background in Mechanical Engineering, his work was for many years focused on the design, manufacture, installation and recovery of submarine communication cable systems. He brings considerable operational and management experience in Risk, Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental processes as well as project management, gained in both commercial and defence environments across the globe.

CEO Capt. Claus Hyldager commented on the appointment: “At Inchcape Shipping Services we are committed to manage our business responsibly and in compliance with the statutory and regulatory requirements of the countries in which we operate. To achieve a focused and more visible approach to this key requirement, we have brought together our Regional Quality Managers, the Risk Manager, our internal Financial Auditors, and the ISS Marine Academy. Ian will head up this department to ensure we deliver this requirement to our customers in the most effective way.”

Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading marine services provider. Through its proprietary network of some 255 offices employing over 3,500 people across 63 countries, ISS provides its customers with an unparalleled global resource delivered locally and tailored to each customer’s individual needs.

Its diversified customer base includes clients across the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as serving naval, government and inter-governmental clients. Additionally, ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support and other associated marine services.

The Company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services. These include global crew and marine spares logistics; port agency management and commercial representation; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet and associated services.


Source: Inchcape Shipping Services, July 29, 2010