Appointment of Non-Executive Chairman

Braemar Shipping Services plc (LSE: BMS), a leading international provider of broking, financial, consultancy, technical and logistics services to the shipping, marine, energy, offshore and insurance industries, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronald Series as its Non-Executive Chairman with effect from today. Ronald will also chair the Company’s Nomination Committee. He succeeds David Moorhouse CBE, who retired from the Board with effect from 14 April 2019.

Ronald, a chartered accountant, has a strong track record of leading businesses in a variety of sectors and significant experience with international companies. He is currently the Executive Chairman of DX (Group) plc, the deliveries and logistics company, and until recently was the Senior Independent Director of Clipper Logistics plc. He has previously held senior management positions at Lonmin plc, the platinum group metals producer, Viridian Group Limited, the energy company, and Dubai World, the global investment company.

James Kidwell, Chief Executive of Braemar said: “On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome Ron to Braemar. His breadth of experience working with Boards and senior management, and developing relationships with stakeholders, will be of great value to the Group. I look forward to working with him to continue to develop the business for the future.”

Ronald Series, commenting on his appointment, said: “I am excited to be joining Braemar to help guide the Company in its next stage of development as a global leader in the provision of broking and advisory services to the maritime industry. I look forward to working with the Board and the executive team to implement the Company’s strategic vision of delivering higher value-added consultancy and professional services.”

Listing Rule 9.6.13 disclosures

Ronald was a director of Netfold Limited when it was placed into administration on 22 August 2008. Otherwise, except as set out above, Braemar confirms that there are no disclosures to be made in respect of Ronald for the purposes of Listing Rule 9.6.13.


For further information, contact:

Braemar Shipping Services

James Kidwell, Chief Executive

Tel +44 (0) 20 3142 4100

Nick Stone, Finance Director

Peter Mason, Company Secretary

Shore Capital

Robert Finlay / Antonio Bossi / Henry Willcocks

Tel +44 (0) 20 7601 6100


Charles Ryland / Stephanie Watson / Matilda Abraham

Tel +44 (0) 20 7466 5000

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About Braemar Shipping Services plc

Braemar Shipping Services plc is a leading international provider of knowledge and skill-based services to the shipping, marine, energy, offshore and insurance industries. Founded in 1972, Braemar employs approximately 750 people in more than 60 locations worldwide across its Shipbroking, Technical, Logistics and Financial divisions.

Braemar joined the Official List of the London Stock Exchange in November 1997 and trades under the symbol BMS.

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