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WE reported already in Changing Course that Spinnaker is handling the search for a new Managing Director to succeed Peter Swift on his retirement at the end of this year.

Testament to the high regard in which his Deputy Joe Angelo is held, many industry commentators have asked us if the result is a foregone conclusion and whether we are simply going through the motions. Washington-based Joe, who joined INTERTANKO around five years ago from the US Coast Guard, ruled himself out of the running for the MD job many months ago. Speaking to Spinnaker at the IMO in March Joe confirmed that he will continue in the Deputy role and will throw his full support behind Peter Swift's successor.

Shortlisting for the job, which has attracted a lot of interest and discussion, is almost complete. Any latecomers wishing to throw their hat into the ring, can still apply…

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