Murphy has leadership experience at CEO and Board level with both shipping companies and commodity traders.

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) is pleased to introduce its new Chief Executive, Justin Murphy, who brings with him an impressive and relevant leadership record. Murphy takes up his position of Chief Executive from Monday 13 February 2017.

IBIA is the undisputed, authoritative voice for the global bunker industry and has 850 organisations and members around world. Commenting on this key new appointment, Chairman of IBIA, Robin Meech said: “We selected Justin for his proven track record of developing and implementing strategic plans, driving growth and also his practical hands-on experience leading successful teams across commercial, operational and technical functions in the shipping sector.”

From 2013 to 2015, Murphy was CEO of Brightoil Shipping, Singapore and Executive Director at HKSE listed Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Ltd, an Energy conglomerate with bunkering and ship owning divisions.

Prior to that, Murphy held director and board positions at several firms involved in shipping, including Teekay, AET, and a stint as head of shipping at Macquarie Bank. His most recent role was as CEO at Acuity Shipping Limited in London, a company that helps ship owners and investors with strategies to boost the overall performance of their shipping investments.

Murphy said: “I’m joining IBIA at an exciting time in its history and look forward to continuing the great work of recent years by developing and growing IBIA’s membership and influence across all segments of the bunker and shipping industry and associated service sectors”.

Last November, Captain Peter Hall, the current Chief Executive of the Association announced his decision to retire. Hall added: “I am delighted we have found someone of Justin’s calibre to continue IBIA’s expansion and manage the increasing diversity the Association offers. Justin inherits a loyal and capable team and I wish him well in the future.”