Past Forum


John Adams
Managing Director & Head of Marine HR
Teekay Corporation

John Adams has an extensive background in the shipping industry, specializing in Marine HR and Industrial Relations, and has previously held senior management positions with two leading Shipping Companies – as well as a period as an independent Consultant. John joined Teekay in August 1988 – spending 10 years as Personnel Director of a TK joint venture company, and in May 1998 he was appointed Managing Director of Teekay Shipping Glasgow, which is now Teekay’s main marine operations hub.

John led a first in the industry with SCOPE, Teekay’s competence management system, which is accredited by DNV, SIGTTO, and INTERTANKO (TOTS). He is responsible for long-range planning as well as future growth and diversification strategies.