Board of Directors
Dr Kurt Klemme (54)
Dr. Kurt Klemme has served as a Director of the Company since 6 December 2022. Dr. Klemme has nearly 25 years of experience in the shipping industry and is presently Managing Director of Reederei NORD GmbH Germany and Group Managing Director of the international Reederei NORD Holdings. He has worked in a variety of leadership positions with the group during the past 20 years. Currently, he is also Chairman of the German Shipowners’ Defence Association. Dr. Klemme will serve as Chairman of the Board and member of the Audit & Risk Committee and Compensation & Nomination Committee.
Ms. Rebecca Brosnan (43)
Ms. Rebecca Brosnan has served as a Director of the Company since 6 December 2022. Ms. Brosnan has over 20 years of experience in investment banking, financial markets, commodities and is currently the Chief Financial Officer & Head of Strategy of Diginex, an ESG and sustainability technology business and serves as the IFC Nominated Director on the Board of the City Bank, a listed commercial bank in Bangladesh. Previously, Ms. Brosnan was the COO & CFO of Mother’s Choice and Head of Asia Commodities and Head of Strategy at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Ms. Brosnan will be a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Mr Edward Buttery (38)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Edward Buttery has served as a Director of the Company since 6 December 2022. Mr. Buttery is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Taylor Maritime Investments Limited and has extensive experience in the shipping and maritime finance fields over the last 17 years. Prior to Taylor, Mr. Buttery was a Chartering Manager at Pacific Basin. Deputy COO of Asia Maritime Pacific, and a member of the ship finance team at Nordea Bank. Mr. Buttery will be a member of the Compensation & Nomination Committee.
Mr Alan Hatton (45)
Mr. Alan Hatton has served as a Director of the Company since 14 December 2022. Mr. Hatton has over 15 years of leadership experience in the maritime industry and is currently Managing Director of Foreguard Shipping, an owner and operator of vessels in the chemical, offshore and gas sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Hatton was Chief Executive Officer and the Executive member of the Board of Directors of FSL Trust Management, the Trustee-Manager of FSL Trust, a Singapore-listed shipping trust.”
Mr Charles Maltby (52)
Mr. Charles Maltby has served as a Director of the Company since 6 December 2022. Mr. Maltby has over 20 years of experience in the shipping industry and is currently Chief Executive Officer of BW Epic Kosan, which is the world’s leading owner and operator of modern high-quality fully pressurised, semi-refrigerated, and ethylene capable gas carriers. Prior to that, Mr. Maltby held leadership positions at Pacific Basin and the transportation divisions of BHP Billiton. Mr. Maltby will be a member of the Compensation and Nomination Committee.
Mr Paul Charles Over (67)
Mr. Paul Charles Over has served as a Director of the Company since 17 February 2022. Paul joined the London shipbroking company of Eggar Forrester ltd in 1976 after being at sea with Kristian Jebsen A/S. He then joined Jardine, Matheson & Co., Limited, working first for their London based shipbroking company, Howe Robinson, before transferring to Hong Kong in 1980 to the ship owning division of the group. Paul left Jardines in 1984 to join the Continental Grain Company in Hong Kong where he was responsible for their Far East and Australian freight activities. He joined Pacific Basin on its inception in 1987 as a founder and subsequent COO of the listed entity before retiring from that position in 2006. Paul has held INED positions within the Baltic Exchange as a Director, Vice Chairman of the main company and as Chairman of its Freight Futures subsidiary Baltic Exchange Derivatives Trading Ltd. He has also held INED positions with Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd., Runciman Investments Ltd., Epic Gas Pte. Ltd. and the London P&I Club. Paul is currently an INED of Asia Maritime Pacific of Hong Kong and a director of Taylor Maritime (HK) Ltd as well as being a current member of the Owners Board of the UK P&I Club.
Mr Cullen Schaar (39)
Mr. Cullen Schaar has served as a Director of the Company since 6 December 2022. Mr. Schaar has over 15 years of experience investing in the maritime industry and is currently Owner of Schaar Holdings LLC, an investment holding company focused on the finance, energy, and transportation sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Schaar was President of Indigena Capital LP and Interim Chief Financial Officer and Director of Epic Gas Ltd.
Mr Gordon William French (58)
Mr Gordon French has served as a member of our board of directors and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee since 20 March 2023. Mr. French was appointed as the new Audit and Risk Committee Chairman effective on 1 April 2023. Mr. French was the Head of Global Banking and Markets for Asia-Pacific at HSBC based in Hong Kong responsible for all Global Banking and Market’s businesses in the region: Global Banking, Global Markets, Securities Services, Global Liquidity and Cash Management and Balance Sheet Management. Having served 33 years, Mr. French retired from his role at HSBC at the end of 2020. He represented HSBC on various regulatory and exchange committees and he was also the inaugural Chairman of HSBC Bank (Singapore) Limited from April 2016 to June 2017.