Anthony Gurnee formed Ardmore Shipping Limited in 2010, which has grown to a 10-ship fleet of chemical and product tankers based in Cork, Ireland. Prior to Ardmore, he served as President of Seacove Shipping Partners, a private investment joint venture. He has served as CEO of Industrial Shipping Enterprises, Inc., a containership and chemical tanker company, and COO of MTM Group (now Chembulk), an operator of chemical tankers. Previously, he was the CFO of Teekay Shipping Corporation, where he led the company's financial restructuring and initial public offering.
In addition to his operational management roles, he has held a variety of financial roles in the industry. He was President of Nedship International and co-founded Navigation Finance Corporation, a shipping-focused investment fund He began his career as a shipping banker with Citicorp, and he served for six years as a surface line officer in the US Navy, including a tour with naval intelligence. He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and earned an MBA at Columbia Business School, is a CFA charter holder, and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. His Irish connection goes back to his secondary school days in Waterford, where he now lives with his family.