Bray Takes The Helm At Steamships
Rupert Bray has officially assumed the role of managing director for Steamships Trading Company today.
Mr Bray takes over from Michael Scantlebury in a planned succession move.
Bray has been with Steamships since August 2018, in the roles of chief operating officer and executive director, and has spent the last two years familiarising himself with the various business activities of the conglomerate as the operational head.
Mr Scantlebury remains on the Board of Steamships and retains his substantive roles of Finance Director and Company Secretary.
“This has been a well-planned transition,” commented Bray.
“Mike has been invaluable to me in terms of helping me to understand the complexities of Steamships, and how to operate in the PNG business environment.
“I’m very grateful that he has agreed to stay on.
His guidance and support will be invaluable as I complete this transition.”
With Mr Bray’s appointment to the office of the managing director, he now becomes the 15th MD for Steamships.
“It’s a company that has a remarkable history, and one that has grown with Papua New Guinea.
We have great people and strong businesses, and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead,” he added.
Before joining Steamships, Bray worked as the Marine Services Director of Swire Pacific Offshore oil and gas division.
He is a 25 year veteran of the Swire Group, Steamship’s largest shareholder, and has occupied various management roles within the group, including chief operating officer of UK based Swire Oilfield Services.
In his earlier career, he held numerous management roles for Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong, Indonesia, and India.