Norman steps down at RightShip

Chief executive calls it a day after 16 years at the helm of Australian vetting giant

Warwick Norman is stepping down as chief executive officer of RightShip, the leading vetting company for the dry bulk and tanker sector.

Norman, who is 59, has led the company from its Melbourne base since it started in 2001.

He recently took it into the world of big data and predictive analytics through the establishment of RightShip Qi.

In recognition of his work, among other accolades, he was named an “Australian Export Hero” in 2016.

Norman said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and am proud of all that we have achieved. But I felt it was time for a change, and with the board’s agreement, decided that I will step back and let another lead the charge at RightShip.”

RightShip chairman Andrew Baker said: “Warwick has made an unparallelled contribution to the extraordinary success of RightShip.

"Together with my colleagues on the board, I would like to thank him for his dedication, commitment and sheer hard work.”

Norman will stay on at RightShip until September and then as strategic consultant to assist in the transition to a new CEO.