Senior Management Changes at Swire Pacific Offshore

1 November 2011

Swire Pacific Offshore today announced that Neil Glenn will take over as Managing Director of Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO) with effect from 1st November 2011.  Mr Glenn takes over from Brian Townsley who retires after working for the Company for more than 35 years, including close to 3 years as Managing Director.  Mr Townsley will continue his connection with SPO by maintaining his position on the Board.
 
J.B. Rae-Smith, Executive Director of Swire Pacific, said, "We thank Brian very much for his many years of service to the Company both on and offshore.  Brian brought with him a unique mix of talents as he had served as Master on our fleet during the early years of the Company and rapidly rose through the ranks when he came ashore.  We wish him a well-earned retirement with his family in France."
 
Incoming Managing Director, Neil Glenn, said, "It's a great honour to follow in the footsteps of Brian as Managing Director of Swire Pacific Offshore.  Brian leaves the Company in a strong financial position with impressive orderbook of vessels that will take the fleet size to over 100 vessels by the end of 2015.  I wish him all the best in his retirement."
 
Biography:
 
Neil Glenn, aged 42, joined John Swire & Sons in 1990 and has had held a broad range of marketing, operational, logistics, commercial and leadership positions within the private and public Swire companies.  He has spent the majority of his career in shipping but has also gained valuable senior management experience in other industry sectors.  Before re-joining Swire Pacific Offshore in 2009 as the Commercial Director, he was the Director & General Manager of HK Aero Engine Services Ltd, a joint venture between HAECO, Rolls Royce and Singapore Airlines Engineering Company and prior to that was Managing Director of Kalari & Transwest, the Group's road transport operations in Australia.
 
He is a graduate of Oxford University and is married with 3 children.