GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

HONG KONG, Nov 16 (FAM) – The Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA) is changing the line-up of its senior management with Arthur Bowring retiring as managing director on November 30 to take on a senior consultancy and advisory role with the Association. Bowring has held the post since 1997.

He will be replaced by Sandy Chan as MD. She was the former CEO of the Hong Kong Estate Agents Authority and former Principal Assistant Secretary for Economic Development in the HKSAR Government, specialising in strategic planning, policy analysis, trade negotiations and manpower development.

In an open letter, current HKSOA chairman Sabrina Chao paid tribute to Bowring’s contribution to Hong Kong’s shipping affairs: “Whether it is in your work with the International Labour Organisation, the International Chamber of Shipping, the Maritime Services Training Board or the many other local, regional or international bodies on which you have represented the HKSOA, you have ensured that Hong Kong is a respected and vocal presence in maritime affairs.