Mark Ross
Mark Ross, president, Chevron Shipping Co.(Source: Business Wire)

Chevron Corp.’s subsidiary Chevron Shipping Co. announced that Mark Ross will retire as the company’s president, effective May 1, according to a Jan. 24 press release.

Barbara Pickering, currently vice president of operations, will succeed Ross as president.

Ross joined Chevron in 1990 and has led Chevron Shipping since 2015. Previously, he served as vice president of operations of the company for four years and held positions in Chevron’s midstream, upstream and downstream organizations, the release stated.

Pickering joined Chevron in 1991 as a ship charterer in London. She has held positions with Chevron in the U.K., Australia and the U.S., and currently serves as a vice chairman of Oil Companies International Marine Forum.

“Words cannot properly express how I feel about our organization and the deep appreciation I have for the people who run it—onboard our ships, at our terminals and ashore,” Ross said. “I have known Barbara for 30 years and I am thrilled she will now lead our company."