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Directors of leading maritime consulting firm Thompson Clarke have announced the appointment of Sandy Galbraith, a former editor of Lloyd's List DCN, as a director, effective from October 1, 2008.

Thompson Clarke's managing director, Richard Stevens says Galbraith's appointment was an important part of Thompson Clarke's succession planning and the national focus of the firm.

"I expect that Mr Galbraith will make a significant contribution to Thompson Clarke's growth strategy and will play a pivotal role as a director based in the company's Melbourne offices," he says.

"His experience and high profile in the maritime industry will contribute to the company's growth, particularly in Victoria."

Prior to joining Thompson Clarke Shipping, Sandy Galbraith was editor of Lloyd's List DCN, and has also worked at Fairplay International in London."

Mr Galbraith will be responsible for Thompson Clarke's Melbourne office and overseeing the firm's commercial relations in the state.

Current Melbourne based director, Massimo Soprano, will depart Thompson Clarke to take up a position in Dubai as a senior maritime executive with a major Middle-Eastern corporate.

"For the last three years, Mr Soprano has been an important member of the Thompson Clarke team in his management role and as a company director," Stevens says.

"The opportunity to work in Dubai during these exciting times for the Middle East's development as an international force, will see Massimo expand his experience."

"He will be greatly missed in Australia, but his colleagues at TCS wish him all success in the next stage of his career."

"All of Thompson Clarke team are supportive of this move and are particularly pleased to have someone of the calibre of Sandy Galbraith to continue our high standard of service to our clients."

About Thompson Clarke Shipping

Formed in 1981, Thompson Clarke was established to meet the needs of Australian and international shipping organisations for independent, pragmatic advice on marine related matters.

With a network of alliance partners across the Pacific region, throughout Asia and the Middle East, Thompson Clarke specialises in providing a specialist range of maritime services for shipping companies, ports and terminals, cargo interests and government bodies.

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