Barrow’s James Fisher hires ex-Ørsted executive Jastram

James Fisher and Sons plc, the Barrow-in-Furness marine engineering firm, announced that former Ørsted executive Shian Jastram will join its board as an independent non-executive director with effect from March 1, 2024.

Jastram will serve as a member of James Fisher’s Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee.

“Shian worked in a variety of leadership positions at Ørsted, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, from 2006 to 2022,” said James Fisher.

“While at Ørsted, she was Head of Operations Excellence, Offshore Wind and Head of Business & Market Development, Power-to-X, where she led the global market scale-up of Ørsted’s green hydrogen and renewable fuels business.

“Shian has a degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen and spent her early career in M&A advisory.”

James Fisher chairman Angus Cockburn said: “I am delighted that Shian has agreed to join the board of James Fisher.

“She brings a wealth of invaluable international experience to the board in operational and transformational leadership roles in the renewables sector, including offshore wind and green hydrogen.

“We look forward to harnessing her expertise in the energy transition, as we continue to build a stronger, more sustainable business for the future.”