Mr Peter Kennan
Appointed 22 September 2017
Peter is currently Managing Partner and CIO of Black Crane Capital. His 23 years of corporate finance experience across a diverse range of sectors and transactions with Black Crane and previously with UBS Asia and Australia.
The Black Crane Asia Opportunities Fund, managed by Black Crane Capital, is a major shareholder of MMA.
Peter established Black Crane in 2009. Prior to that, he was the Head of Asian Industrials Group for UBS Asia, a corporate finance sector team covering energy, infrastructure, resources, consumer/retail and general industrial companies. He achieved number 1 team rating in Asia.
Peter was also the Head of Telecoms and Media sector team for UBS Australia specialising in M&A, advising on many large, complex transactions. Prior to UBS, Peter spent seven years with BP in a variety of engineering and commercial roles. Peter was appointed by the Board on 22 September 2017 as part of a Board renewal program.
Peter is a member of both the Company's Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Company's Audit and Risk Committee.
Mr David Ross
Appointed 13 January 2020
David started his career in vessel maintenance before commencing a seagoing career progressing from Junior Engineer to 1st Engineer. David has sailing experience onboard livestock vessels, service and supply vessels in the offshore industry, cape and handy size bulk carriers, general cargo and container vessels. In 1995, David moved into a shoreside position with BHP Transport, Melbourne, working initially as Ship Operations Officer. He progressed through the company as Ship Manager for cape and panamax size vessels; Senior Chartering Officer; and Scheduling & Operations Manager. In 2001, David moved to the Netherlands with BHP Billiton – Freight Trading Group as Operations Manager and then Commercial Manager responsible for the development of chartering and trading controls. In July 2005, David joined MMA as the General Manager Operations, with the mandate to steer the three operating divisions of Vessel Operations, Slipway and Supply Bases through a period of rapid growth. In 2009, he accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer, where he was directly involved in the development of strategic direction of the Company. After being promoted to the role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer in November 2018, he was promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer in July 2019. David was appointed Managing Director of the Company with effect from 13 January 2020. Following this appointment, David now holds the combined role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the MMA Group. He is also the Executive Director of MMA Offshore Asia Pte Ltd and Director of MMA Offshore Asia Sdn Bhd.