Ian Revell has been selected to step into the chief executive and general manager role at the Society of International Gas Tanker & Terminal Operators (Sigtto).

A chartered engineer, Revell spent 17 years of his career working with classification society Lloyd’s Register covering positions in Denmark and Cyprus.

He also worked as a technical manager with ship manager V.Group for three years.

Since the start of 2019 he has been employed by Avantis Marine and Cleanship in Scotland and most recently he has been working as a consultant.

Sigtto did not detail Revell’s career except to say he has been a chartered engineer for over 20 years undertaking “significant international executive roles in leading international classification and ship management organisations”.

The society said that Revell had also undertaken senior leadership roles in entrepreneurial maritime start-up and scale-up operations. “Ian is no stranger to guiding organisations through the challenges of a complex and changing environment,” Sigtto said.

In a statement, Revell said he is honoured to take the Sigtto helm during “very challenging and interesting times of change”.

“The key will be ensuring that the society responds to this fast-developing landscape and continues the unwavering support for members in the journey ahead - while never losing sight of our excellent industry safety record,” he said.

“It is essential to support our members on their respective paths transitioning towards shipping decarbonisation in the coming years.”

Revell is being brought in after Andrew Clifton stepped down from the position suddenly in January, leading industry veteran Chris Clucas to take on the position on a temporary basis.

“We have made a considerable effort to find the right permanent candidate for this position, and have no doubt that Ian is the person to take the Society forward in meeting its objectives for the future,” said Sigtto president Steffen Jacobsen said.

“I … look forward to working with him as he undertakes this key role.”

Jacobsen said the handover to Revell has begun.

He takes over the position on 1 September.