Maritime Journalist heavyweight Bob Jaques appointed as Editor of Ship Management International

Elaborate Communications, publisher of Ship Management International (SMI), is delighted to announce the appointment of Bob Jaques as Editor.

Bob will take up his new position on November 1 and will immediately oversee the November/December issue.

Welcoming Bob onboard, Sean Moloney, Elaborate Managing Director and Publisher of SMI, said it was a twist of fortune that has resulted in the SMI team now working with an editor of the quality of Bob Jaques.

“Many of you will know Bob through his previous role as editor of Seatrade. But Seatrade’s loss is definitely SMI’s gain and I look forward to working with Bob in the months ahead in helping to grow SMI even further and ensuring that it continues to deliver high quality and objective editorial for the shipowning and shipmanagement industries.”

Speaking of his appointment, Bob added: “I am delighted to be joining Ship Management International and working alongside publisher Sean – whom I have known for almost 30 years since we both started out as maritime ‘cub’ reporters at the same time. Together with his colleagues at Elaborate Communications, Sean has built up a highly regarded magazine for ship owners and ship managers, which now has more than 15 years’ pedigree. I look forward to helping take the story forward.”

Bob is an English literature graduate from the University of York with a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London. He worked as an aerospace and media journalist in Geneva before joining Seatrade in the 1990s, where he went on to edit the flagship general maritime magazine for 20 years before its recent closure. Bob is a past winner of the Seahorse ‘Journalist of the Year’ and ‘Best Feature Article’ Awards.

For editorial matters Bob can be contacted at: bjaques@elabor8.co.uk