Frank Coles resigns as Wallem Chief Executive

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Wallem Chief Executive Frank Coles has resigned and will leave the Wallem Group shortly, the company announced in a statement today (Friday).

Mr Coles, who has served in the post for two and a half years, has been very active in highlighting the plight of seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic and now wishes to become more involved in promoting their welfare, as well as pursuing other opportunities.

During his time at Wallem he has initiated many changes aimed at enhancing customer service, obtaining operational efficiencies and improving safety.

John Kaare Aune, Managing Director of Wallem Shipmangement Limited, will take over Frank’s role as CEO of Wallem Group Limited on an interim basis and until further notice.

Wallem Chairman Nigel Hill said: “We would like to thank Frank for his drive and commitment over the past two and a half years. The events of the past twelve months have brought the daily lives and work of seafarers into sharp focus and we wish him well in his new endeavours on their behalf. The Wallem team will continue the focus on enhancing our products by the use of technology and providing our partners and clients first class service.”

Mr Coles said: “I am proud of the changes I have brought to Wallem and for the advances we have made. After all these years in the maritime industry I would now like to focus on putting something back and on the welfare and rights of seafarers.”