Senior Appointment – Pat Cannie appointed as Regional Director for its Middle East and India operations for Marine

Braemar Shipping Services plc (LSE: BMS), a leading international provider of broking, consultancy, technical and other services to the shipping, marine, energy, offshore and insurance industries, is pleased to announce that Braemar incorporating the Salvage Association (“BraemarSA”), a subsidiary within the Group’s Technical Division, has appointed Pat Cannie as Regional Director (Designate) for its Middle Eastern and Indian operations.

Pat will lead BraemarSA’s Marine Consultancy, Hull & Machinery and Casualty Investigation in the region when current Director Graham Ellis retires in early 2017. Having started his career as a Marine Engineer, Pat has gone on to gain over 30 years’ experience of marine claims in the Middle East, Indian sub-continent and East Africa. He will also play a key role in the further development of Braemar’s Hull & Machinery surveying and Casualty Investigation activities on behalf of Nordic market clients, having previously served as the founding manager of SCUA Middle East in Dubai serving the Nordic insurance market.

Speaking on the appointment, Geoff Jones Managing Director of Braemar Technical Division’s group of companies said;

“I am delighted to welcome Pat to the BraemarSA team. He is a vastly experienced and highly regarded marine services professional who has operated in the Middle East for many years. We have no doubt that BraemarSA and its clients will therefore enjoy a seamless transition to the new management of our business. Pat will also help us build on our growing level of work on behalf of Nordic clients, bringing to the Company his many years of experience and proven expertise in servicing the market.

“We would like to take the opportunity to thank Graham Ellis for his significant contribution to the Group and wish him all the best for his retirement.”

For further information, contact:

Braemar Shipping Services
James Kidwell, Chief Executive Tel +44 (0) 20 3142 4100
Louise Evans, Finance Director Tel +44 (0) 20 3142 4100
Grant Smith, Head of the Braemar Technical Services Division Tel +1 (0) 403 538 5450
Charles Ryland / Victoria Hayns / Stephanie Watson Tel +44 (0) 20 7466 5100


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About Braemar Shipping Services plc

Braemar Shipping Services plc is a leading international provider of knowledge and skill-based services to the shipping, marine, energy, offshore and insurance industries. Founded in 1972, Braemar employs approximately 1,000 people in more than 70 locations worldwide across its Shipbroking, Technical and Logistics divisions.

Braemar joined the Official List of the London Stock Exchange in November 1997 and trades under the symbol BMS

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