London-based ship manager V.Group has appointed John Adams as managing director of V.Ships UK Ltd, based in Glasgow.
John brings a wealth of experience from 30 years at Teekay Shipping, most recently holding the position of Managing Director, Glasgow, and Chair of the Operational Leadership Team.
He is also Chairman of Bahamas Shipowners’ Association and Vice-Chair at the International Chamber of Shipping, where he chairs a strategic industry Working Group focusing on meeting the IMO GHG reduction targets.
The company said that Adams would be instrumental in leveraging V.Group’s new ship management operating model. Through this model, V.Group’s fleet cells are prioritised with access to support groups and centres of expertise around the globe.
“When [CEO] Graham Westgarth outlined his future vision, strategy, and direction for V.Group I immediately bought in and very much wanted to be part of this exciting business,” Adams said.
“I am passionate about this business – the dynamics and the challenges, which in turn present opportunities to develop and deliver strategic long-term successful outcomes. I have been in this industry for over 40 years, and my earliest experience in this business was in ship management in Glasgow – I am proud of Glasgow as a leading centre for delivering ship-management services to a global business community.”