Mark Bell is the general manager the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel, SGMF is a new NGO formed in 2013 and Mark joined them in October of that year.
Mark brings with him a wealth of maritime experience from various maritime sectors including tankers, bulk, defence and regulation. He is a Chartered Marine and Mechanical Engineer and has spent a total of 16 years with two leading Class Societies, LR and DNV. He spent 3 years with the UK Ministry of Defence and also has experience working for commercial ship owners and managers. Posts held during these periods have ranged from Ship and Engineer Surveyor, Area Manager, Business Manager and Director. Mark has spent a lot of his career outside of the UK having been based in Malaysia, Singapore and the Middle East and prior to these appointments he gained seagoing experience on VLCC's and various tankers including gas ships and both the steam and motor variants. Mark has a wide range of experience in the marine LNG industry, mostly from a new-build and in-service inspection perspective. He is currently based in London for SGMF.