Graham Westgarth has been a member of our board of directors since our annual general meeting in May 2017. He served as Chief Operating Officer from June 2013 to July of 2017.
From 1999 through 2012, Mr. Westgarth was a member of the Senior Leadership team of Teekay Shipping, most recently serving as executive vice president of innovation, technology and projects of Teekay Shipping, which included commercial and operational responsibility for a number of FSO’s.
From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Westgarth served as president, Teekay Marine Services with responsibility for 5,000 sea and shore staff and the technical management of 200 vessels. During this period he also served as chief executive officer of Teekay Petrojarl following its acquisition by Teekay Corporation.
From 1987 to 1999, Mr. Westgarth was employed by Maersk Company Limited, the last 5 years of which he served as General Manager of the Maersk UK flag fleet. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Westgarth was the chairman of INTERTANKO, an industry organization, which represents 80% of the world’s independent tanker owners and operators.
Mr. Westgarth’s sea service includes serving in various ranks with Common Bros, Rowbotham Tankers, and Maersk Company Limited. He was promoted to Master at age 29 and subsequently served on crude/product carriers, LPG and chemical carriers. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Senior Executive Development Program.