Barbara Pickering Appointed as President of Chevron Shipping

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Barbara Pickering is set to become the new leader of Chevron Shipping following the retirement of current president Mark Ross, who has been in the role since 2015.

Currently the vice president of operations, Pickering will assume her new position on May 1. Her journey with Chevron began in 1991 as a ship charterer in London, and she has since worked in various roles across the UK, Australia, and the US. In addition to her upcoming role, she is also a vice chairman at the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF).

Ross, who joined Chevron in 1990, has experienced a diverse career within the company, including roles in midstream, upstream, and downstream sectors. Prior to his presidency at Chevron Shipping, he was the vice president of operations for four years. His involvement extends beyond Chevron, as he is a director of the American Bureau of Shipping and the UK P&I Club, and has held chairmanships at both the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) and the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO).

Reflecting on his tenure, Ross remarked, “It has been an honour and privilege to have worked for Chevron Shipping Co and to have served as president for the past nine years. I take immense pride in what we have accomplished in transforming Chevron Shipping Co into a world-class marine organisation. Words cannot properly express how I feel about our organization and the deep appreciation I have for the people who run it – onboard our ships, at our terminals, and ashore,”

Chevron Shipping, with a fleet of 30 ships and additional chartered ships, handles the transportation of crude oil, LNG, LPG, refined petroleum products, and chemicals for Chevron's operations.