Cameron Mitchell Announced as new Ship Registry Director

The Department for Enterprise has announced the appointment of Cameron Mitchell as the next Director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry.


Cameron has a strong history in the shipping industry working with leading operators Maersk, Geest Line and Farstad Shipping for over 10 years as an engineer. Cameron has also held various roles at the Isle of Man Ship Registry, working as a surveyor for 9 years before taking over as Deputy Director in 2018. Cameron has also worked on a number of projects across government with a focus on delivering performance and quality improvement.


Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for Enterprise, commented:


‘I am delighted with the appointment of Cameron Mitchell as the new Director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry. The Ship Registry is widely recognised as a registry of excellence, flying the flag for the Isle of Man around the world.’


Cameron will replace Dick Welsh who retires this year. Dick has led the Isle of Man Ship Registry for 13 years and offered his commendations to Cameron:


‘We had a very strong field of applicants for the role and after an exhaustive recruitment process I’m pleased to now announce Cameron as my successor. For our clients around the world this appointment should cement the trust and experience garnered through already established relationships, as well as showcase the new opportunities for the Registry moving forward. Cameron is well known and has all the attributes and expertise needed to drive the Isle of Man Ship Registry forward and I wish him all the best in his new role.’


The Isle of Man Ship Registry is one of the world’s leading registers of ships and super yachts with a stellar reputation built on three key principals of great service, low cost, and high quality offerings.


Cameron Mitchell will take over the post of Director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry from 1st April 2019. He commented:


‘I have seen a number of positive changes take place at the Isle of Man Ship Registry over my time here, including playing a major role in establishing regulatory best practice all the while amassing over 70 global clients and 17.2m gross registered tonnage. There’s a great team already in place and I’m looking forward to driving forward our ethos of innovation and quality.'