Transport, Logistics & Supply Chain

The purpose of this Business Group is:

 

  • To provide British Chamber of Commerce members and the wider Singapore business community with a forum in the transportation, logistics and supply chain sectors
  • To meet and develop contacts
  • To share information and know-how
  • To create a channel of communication to the Singapore Government
  • To share and highlight key trends and
  • To provide relevant insights for businesses to benefit and learn

 

MEMBER PROFILE
Chairperson
Simon Petch
Watson, Farley & Williams LLP
 
Simon is a Partner in the finance group of Watson Farley & Williams LLP, an international law firm. He specialises in the maritime sector, and his clients include a broad range of owners, operators, financiers and other industry participants. He has been with WFW since 2006 and located in Singapore since 2012. Before WFW, Simon was with Sinclair Roche & Temperley and then Stephenson Harwood, based in London and Piraeus. Simon is also a RYA yacht master and keen (if not very able) golfer.
Group Representative
Simon Bennett
Swire Pacific Offshore Operations Pte Ltd
 
Simon started his career in shipping sea in 1974 as a Navigating Officer Cadet. After several voyages as ship’s Master, in 1991 he came ashore, working variously as HSE, Country, Marketing and Project Manager worldwide, before taking up his present role as GM for Sustainable Development 6 years ago. He has a BSc(Hons) in Environmental Science from UEA in Norwich and has been with the Swire group for over 30 years. He has lived in Singapore for a total of 16 years and has a passion for promoting all areas of diversity, inclusion, equality and fairness.
 
Group Representative
Michael Culme-Seymour
Marken Ltd
 
 
Group Representative
Josephine Feilzer
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ)
 
Josephine Feilzer is global head of Transport & Logistics industry coverage for ANZ Institutional Banking, based in Singapore. She works with clients in the automotive, logistics, aviation and shipping industries where the banks provides all banking services and solutions across Asia Pacific. Prior to ANZ, she worked 18 years for ABN AMRO and its successors Fortis Bank and MeesPierson, mainly serving transportation clients, particularly in shipping and intermodal. During the past 11 years she was based in Asia, Hong Kong and Singapore, where amongst other activities, she established the intermodal finance team, managed the shipping sale- and lease back activities and was a director in the first ever sharia compliant mezzanine shipping fund. Clients included shipping-, offshore supply-, leasing-, mining & power companies, as well as commodity traders. Before coming to Asia she worked in Greece, the UK, US, and The Netherlands. Josephine is a Dutch national, has a Masters in Economics from Vrije university Amsterdam, and is passionate about sustainability & fintech.
 
Group Representative
David Kelly
The Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology
 
David Kelly is the Director of Asia PAC for the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), responsible for the growth and profile of the Institute within the Asia Pacific region. A Chartered Marketer, David joined the IMarEST in 2012, where he spearheaded the development and execution of a completely reinvigorated marketing strategy which has fortified the Institute and supported rapid growth over the past three years. David was a key driver behind a skills-gap roundtable held in London in 2013 and subsequent report: “Mitigating the Skills Gap in the Maritime and Offshore Oil and Gas Sector” which led to a redeveloped Skills Working Group under the UK’s Marine Industries Leadership Council (MILC). He has supported the delivery of a Career Level Framework aimed at supporting the professional development of marine professionals around the globe. David is also Chair of the UK’s Marine Industries Leadership Council (MILC) Image Working Group.
Group Representative
Ron Mathison
Swire Pacific Offshore Operations Pte Ltd
 
Ron Mathison is the Managing Director of Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), a diversified marine conglomerate with a fleet of more than 80 vessels and a sound reputation as a trusted service provider in the offshore Oil & Gas industry.

Prior to joining SPO in 2015, Ron was the Group Managing Director of James Finlay Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of John Swire & Sons Ltd. Ron first joined Swire in 1984 and spent 24 years with Cathay Pacific Airways where he was previously Director Cargo. Prior to that, he was Director and General Manager of the award winning Asia Miles loyalty programme. During his time at Cathay Pacific, Ron held several senior positions covering marketing, sales and revenue management in various countries.
 
 
Group Representative
Karen Marshall
Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte. Ltd.
 
Group Representative
Nicholas Potter
Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd
 
Nick is Royal Dutch Shell’ s Shipping & Maritime head for the region, based in Singapore, and also Director of Shell Tankers (Singapore) Private Limited and Shell International Shipping Services (Pte) Ltd. Nick has held a number of shipping management roles globally for Shell and formerly headed up BG Group’s Maritime organization.

Nick holds a Masters of Engineering degree, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology and a Chartered Engineer and Chairman of the Lloyds Register Asia Shipowners Committee. Nick is a keen sailor and cyclist.
 
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