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Thursday, June 11, 2020 

The UK Chamber of Shipping (UKCS) has announced that Peter Aylott will be its new Director of Policy, taking up the role in August 2020.

Bob Sanguinetti, UKCS CEO said: “I am delighted we have found someone as talented as Peter to lead the Chamber policy team through these unprecedented times. Peter brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from across the shipping sector in commercial, environment, people, training standards and security. I look forward to working with him as we implement our five-year strategic plan, develop robust policies, influence the government and look to seize the opportunities of the future. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank David Balston for his outstanding service to the UK Chamber of Shipping after almost 10 years.”

Aylott said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the UK Chamber of Shipping as its new Director of Policy. The world is changing faster than ever before and there are unique challenges facing our sector. The coronavirus, tackling climate change, ensuring the safety of personnel who work on shore and at sea and innovation are all things that need addressing. I look forward to working with our members and everyone at the Chamber on these and other issues and ensuring the Chamber remains the voice of the UK shipping industry.”

Aylott enjoyed a 16 year career in the Royal Navy  culminating in warship command and leadership of the Navigation training school and then joined the Nautical Institute as Director of Professional Development. He subsequently led the DP training division at CMAR Group and was afterwards responsible for the Group’s marine offshore asset management, recruitment and crewing services and engineering consultancy on an international basis.  Prior to joining UKCS he provided consultancy services to start up maritime training providers and served as CEO of a large English fishing operator.

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