Long serving CEO of Shipping Australia Limited (SAL) Llew Russell has announced he will depart the roll at the start of next year, after serving in the position since the organisation’s inception in 2001. 


Mr Russell was appointed CEO of the group after its formation in 2001, a result of a merger between the Australian Chamber of Shipping and Liner Shipping Services Limited.


“Llew has had 30 years’ experience in leading associations in this industry.  There are many milestones.  In addition to the establishment of SAL, he was instrumental in  bringing all the secretariats serving various international liner trades together to form Liner Shipping Services Ltd,” SAL Chairman Ken Fitzpatrick said.


“We will be seeking a replacement shortly but they will be hard shoes to fill.”