West P&I appoints Gina Panayiotou to drive ESG strategy

West P&I has announced the appointment of Gina Panayiotou as the Club’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Manager. Panayiotou will be responsible for reviewing the P&I Club’s approach to sustainability, people and governance, and for developing and implementing a strategy that supports West’s commitment to ESG.

A maritime lawyer and industry strategist schooled at Limassol in Cyprus who did her first degree at the University of Kent, Panayyiotou has held a range of senior roles within the shipping industry.

After mainly working at shipowners for several years, where she focused on legal strategy and policy, Gina founded Ocean Arena in 2021. The consultancy provides and supports industry stakeholders with practical ESG strategies, covering the whole scope of formulation, implementation, compliance and brand positioning.

Tony Paulson, Corporate Director at West P&I, said that “we are delighted to welcome Gina, a very experienced and highly respected figure in shipping, to the Club. At West, we are committed to enhancing and improving our ESG practices and the support that we offer to our Members, and Gina is perfectly placed to drive this strategy.”