Experienced shipping IT executive, Therese Walker, joins the Mizzen Group as eBusiness Director

Sydney, Australia, 31 Oct 2016 - Mizzen Group, a Sydney based shipping and logistics technology business focused on the digitising of the container shipping marketplace, is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced maritime IT executive Therese Walker as eBusiness Director.

Ms Walker has worked for over 15 years in the container shipping business and brings a wealth of shipping line enterprise systems knowledge to the Mizzen Group. Her most recent role was leading the Regional Business Process Management department of NYK Line in Oceania, including secondment to the Global Project Team implementing NYK’s new Operating System. Ms Walker has previously worked with companies such as Contship, CP Ships, and Hapag-Lloyd in software and management roles with responsibility for eBusiness promotion, software implementation, customer success, third party integration and enterprise IT rollouts.

Ms Walker said “it’s a thrilling time to join Mizzen. Having been heavily involved in the technology side of container shipping for so long, I know that embracing and utilising technology can increase efficiencies and reduce operational costs. Technology businesses like Mizzenit.com can support the future success of the shipping industry.”

Chairman and co-founder of the Mizzen Group, Dr Alan Taylor, is excited to welcome Ms Walker to the team.

"Her incredible insights and practical experience in the information technology area of shipping will add to our team’s capabilities. Therese will play a significant role as we develop our container shipping integration programme and address the technology challenges our shipping partners are grappling with today” said Dr Taylor.

Ms Walker’s appointment follows the recent appointment of experienced shipping executive Jon Charles as Managing Director, complementing an already capable team of professionals.

Dr Taylor added “Mizzen is an exciting opportunity for the containerised shipping market, which has made it easier to attract accomplished shipping executives to the company. This experience and know-how will progress us quickly toward our ultimate goal of developing an efficient and functional marketplace for the global containerised shipping industry. ”

About the Mizzen Group

The Mizzen Group The Mizzen Group has created an innovative digital marketplace which allows shipping lines to more effectively sell containerised spot space to SME forwarders, while re-positioning spot space around value.