V.Group appoints non-executive director to the board

Graham joins the Board with more than 47 years’ maritime experience covering almost every shipping sector. For the previous 30 years, he has held a range of senior executive roles with companies including GasLog Limited, Teekay Corporation and Maersk UK. During this period, he also held a number of industry roles, most notably as Chairman of INTERTANKO, a position he held for five years.

Based on his industry level knowledge and expertise Graham is now developing his non-executive portfolio and in addition to his continuing participation on the GasLog Board. Graham also chairs the ABS UK technical committee and is a Board member with Seagull Maritime AS.

Commenting on the Board changes, John Pattullo, Chairman of V.Group , said: “We would like to welcome Graham as an independent member of the Board. Graham’s passion for operational excellence and the development of the seafarer community will be a most welcome addition to the Board and to the Group as a whole.”

Commenting on his appointment, Graham Westgarth, said: “I am delighted to be joining V.Group at such an exciting time in its history. I have followed its progress for many years and was attracted to the role by the Board’s and management team’s ambition and commitment to investing in its people, further improving its customer service and its plans for transforming our industry. I look forward to using my experience and knowledge of the industry to benefit V.Group and its customers.”

Graham is a Master Mariner and a graduate of the Columbia University’s Senior Executive Development Program.