Small-scale LNG carrier and infrastructure company Avenir LNG has appointed Jonathan Quinn as the new managing director for the company.

Quinn has been working as the organisation’s commercial director since February 2022.

He joined Avenir as head of origination in October 2018, stepping up to a senior commercial manager position in May 2020.

Prior to joining the company, Quinn worked with Stolt-Nielsen — one of Avenir’s three joint-venture partners alongside Golar LNG and Hoegh LNG — for more than six years.

TradeWinds understands that this is a new position that has been created at Avenir as part of a new leadership structure for the company and there is currently no formal intention to replace the chief executive position.

Announcing his new role, Quinn described himself as “one of the founding management team members” of Avenir.

“I have seen the company grow from strength to strength since we launched in 2018,” he said in a social media post, adding that he is “honoured” to be taking this leadership role.

In November, Avenir announced that chief executive Peter Mackey was stepping down.

Mackey, who took on the top job in January 2020, is staying with the company until the end of the first quarter of next year “to support the leadership transition”.

Avenir, which owns five small-scale LNG carriers and an LNG receiving terminal in Italy, said its board is “working to find a replacement”.

The company has built six small-scale LNG carriers since it was established, selling one of those on to Chinese interests.

Avenir, which has built up a staff of around 200 working in eight different countries, also controls a majority stake in the Higas LNG terminal in Sardinia, Italy.