The Bibby Line Group Board has today announced that Sir Michael Bibby Bt DL is to become Chairman of the Group on 19 June, succeeding Paul Drechsler CBE who is stepping down after five years as Chair.

Sir Michael previously served as Managing Director of the Group for 19 years and is currently a non-executive member of the BLG Board.

Most recently Sir Michael has been President of the UK Chamber of Shipping and chairs Charities Trust Ltd. and the Institute of Family Business Research Foundation. His two-year term as President of the Chamber of Shipping completed in March this year.