Mason given top role at ICS
Former P&O Nedlloyd senior executive and 30-plus years industry veteran, Tony Mason, has been appointed secretary general of the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Shipping Federation, two London-based shipowners associations.
Mason will join the organizations in July as secretary general designate, working alongside outgoing secretary general Chris Horrocks for three months.
Mason, a British national, started his liner-shipping career in 1973 with Overseas Containers Ltd. before working for its successor companies, P&O Containers and P&O Nedlloyd. Before A.P. Moller-Maersk’s takeover of P&O Nedlloyd, he was director, corporate strategy at the Anglo-Dutch company. He has also been a director at carrier lobby groups the European Liner Affairs Association and the World Shipping Council.
“ICS and ISF have an essential task in representing the views of an industry whose achievements are too little recognized and understood, and Tony Mason will lead a dedicated team carrying forward the important work of the two bodies,” said Spyros M. Polemis, newly elected chairman of the ICS and ISF.