British citizen, 45 years old. Timothy Joseph Blackburn has served as the Managing Director of The China Navigation Company, the deep-sea shipping division of the Swire Group since 2011.
Previously, he was Director and General Manager (2009-2011) at Hong Kong Aero Engine Services, a joint venture between Rolls-Royce Plc, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO) and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC). He also served as a Director of Mandarin Shipping Ltd, Altus Logistics Pte Ltd. and Steamships Trading Company Ltd which is listed on the Port Moresby Stock Exchange (POMSOX) and the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). Timothy Joseph Blackburn has also served as Director of James Finlay Ltd., a subsidiary of John Swire & Sons Ltd. from 2005 until 2009. He is a graduate of Cambridge University and has executive programs at INSEAD (Macau and Fontainebleau), Tsinghua University (Beijing), and Stanford University (California).
He lived in Thailand and worked in Brazil and Argentina (Shell Compania Argentina de Petroleo S.A) before joining the Swire Group in 1994.