The International Salvage Union has selected Roger Evans as its new Secretary General. He will succeed Mark Hoddinott who is retiring later this year after six years in the post.
Evans is expected to join ISU during July to begin the handover with Hoddinott before assuming the role at some point in the fourth quarter.
Evans is a former master mariner who sailed on a variety of vessels including reefers, bulk carriers, container and general cargo ships. Evans came ashore in 1985 to join Smit International and has served the Dutch offshore, towage and salvage firm in a number of roles including as contracts manger in London for Smit International, senior contracts manager for Smit Salvage in the Netherlands and, since 2013, as Manager for Smit Salvage in the U.K.