Martin Roche has had 39 years in the shipping industry. Firstly 15 years at sea where he qualified as a Master Mariner, sailing on tankers, reefers and bulk carriers.

After coming ashore, Martin worked for a multi-national mining company in Australia, BHP, where in turn he ran a stevedoring company, a fleet of 12 AFRAMAX tankers, and a fleet of handy sized bulk carriers. After his departure from BHP, Martin worked for himself trading timber and grains, as well as shipping these same commodities in vessels chartered by his company.

Martin has been with China Navigation since 2008, firstly in operations and logistics and now heads up Swire Bulk in Australia.