Mark Williams joins Petrospot as part of an expanded recruitment drive
OXFORDSHIRE, 15 SEPTEMBER 2020: Acknowledged shipping markets commentator Mark Williams has joined Petrospot Ltd as part of a recruitment drive that sees the Oxfordshire-based publishing, training and events organisation capitalise on the successful launch of its zero emissions intelligence platform, ship.energy.
The move, which is part of a series of new appointments across its editorial and events businesses, bucks the trend in a market beset by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Lisa Davison also joins as Brand and Marketing Manager while Rhys Berry returns as News Editor across Petrospot’s publishing titles.
Mark Williams, Managing Director of Shipping Strategy Ltd, comes to Petrospot as Contributing Editor for ship.energy, an online platform which tracks the industry’s journey towards a zero emissions future. He joins the existing editorial team of Director of Publishing Lesley Bankes-Hughes, and Bunkerspot’s Managing Editor Ian Taylor, and brings key commercial shipping expertise and an enviable professional network to the platform.
Through insight reports, interviews, market commentary, and the new fortnightly ship.energy
Mark brings to ship.energy a legacy of commercial shipping expertise cultivated across both the financial and shipping sectors. He has worked in senior management positions with such companies as MRC Business Information Group, Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, Affinity LLP and Braemar Shipping Services Plc.
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director of Petrospot, said: “This is an exciting period of growth for us and it’s a real testament for our business that we’ve been able to expand, diversify, and succeed at such a time of uncertainty. With our constant and acute awareness of the industry’s challenges, we lead with innovation in building experiences and creating opportunities to provide the latest intelligence and critical value for our markets.
“We take, very seriously, our responsibility in delivering opportunities for learning, debate, conversation, and driving intelligent decision-making across the maritime sector. In launching ship.energy as the industry’s first comprehensive source of information on the zero emissions charge across the full spectrum of maritime disciplines, we are embracing the need for transformation and revolutionising our capacity to support and prepare the maritime industry for a digitalised and decarbonised future.”