Su Yin Anand, a regular face on Singapore’s conference and shipping circuit, is stepping down from her role as head of shipping at Australian miner South32.

After two years in the role, she will be moving to South32’s aluminium business for what she described on a LinkedIn post as “new opportunities and challenges”.

“And so it goes, all good things must ultimately come to an end in order for better things to happen,” she said via her social media account.

She added that her departure “creates an opportunity” for someone to fill the role she leaves behind in South32’s freight team.

“We are looking for someone who is customer-centric, with strong stakeholder management and communication skills, a critical thinker, problem solver and team player,” she said.

Aside from managing the chartering and freight operations, she has also been involved in developing a sustainability strategy for the freight desk.

Su Yin has previously written for TradeWinds that the decarbonisation of shipping is a complex problem, and the decisions we make now have potential long-term consequences.

She is also the co-founder of The Captain’s Table, a platform developed to power the future of maritime through connecting innovators in the startup space.

Before this, she was a partner at law firm Ince, where she spent 14 years in private practice in both Singapore and Hong Kong.

During that time, she has represented shipowners, charterers and financing banks in litigation and arbitration ranging from charterparty to mortgage enforcement disputes.

Su Yin describes herself as a “leader and strategist”, with a strong growth mindset and belief that working hard and doing the right thing will always lead to the right outcome.

In 2022, she was named as co-chair of the All Aboard Alliance, a platform for collaborative action to attract new talent to the maritime industry by making it “more diverse, equitable and inclusive”.

The platform’s membership comprises 27 companies from across maritime value chains. Her co-chair is Mikael Skov, chief executive of tanker owner Hafnia.

The alliance has evolved from the Global Maritime Forum initiative.

South32 is a diversified mining and metals company headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, that was spun out of BHP Billiton in 2015.

It produces commodities including bauxite, alumina, aluminium, copper, silver, lead, zinc, nickel, metallurgical coal and manganese from operations in Australia, southern Africa and South America.