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Sunday 17 December 2017

ICG appoints new managing director for Irish Ferries

Andrew Sheen has been appointed managing director of Irish Ferries.
Andrew Sheen has been appointed managing director of Irish Ferries.
Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

Irish Continental Group (ICG) has appointed Andrew Sheen as managing director of its Irish Ferries division.

Mr Sheen will assume the role at the beginning of April.

ICG chief executive Eamonn Rothwell welcomed the new appointment.

"Andrew has impressed us all with his strong skills in the ship operational area along with his undoubted drive and enthusiasm in developing Irish Ferries," the chief executive said.

Operations director since 2012, Mr Sheen has been involved in shipping for more than 26 years, 10 of which have been with Irish Ferries. He started off as a sea-going chief engineer, and, since 2010, in shore-based operations roles.

A chartered engineer by profession, he is also a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers. He holds a BEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical and Marine Engineering and an MSc in Marine and Offshore Engineering.

Previous appointments include roles in marine consultancy and engineer surveyor and technical performance manager positions with the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

Meanwhile, ICG also announced yesterday that marketing director Tony Kelly will retire from ICG at the end of March, having reached his retirement age of 60 this year.

He joined B&I line in 1973, and with ICG acquiring B&I Line in 1992, he joined the board of ICG in 2002. "Tony has made an enormous contribution to the development of ICG during his long tenure with the company," Mr Rothwell said.

Irish Independent

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