San Ramon, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2024) — After 33 years of service, Mark Ross, president of Chevron Shipping Company, has elected to retire effective May 1, 2024. Barbara Pickering, currently vice president of operations for Chevron Shipping Company, will succeed Ross as president.

Ross has led Chevron Shipping Company since 2015. Prior to that, he served as vice president of operations of the company for four years. He joined Chevron in 1990 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in Chevron’s midstream, upstream and downstream organizations. He is also a director of the American Bureau of Shipping and the UK P&I Club and is a past chairman of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) and the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO).

Ross holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California at Berkeley.


Pickering received a bachelor’s degree in Maritime Studies from Liverpool University in the United Kingdom and joined Chevron in 1991 as a ship charterer in London. She has held positions of increasing responsibility with Chevron in the UK, Australia and the United States. She also currently serves as a vice chairman of OCIMF.

“Under Mark’s leadership, Chevron Shipping Company has delivered exceptional safety and environmental performance and has greatly expanded its marine capabilities,” said Colin Parfitt, president midstream. “We thank Mark for his many contributions and wish him well in the future.”

“It has been an honor and privilege to have worked for Chevron Shipping Company and to have served as president for the past nine years. I take immense pride in what we have accomplished in transforming Chevron Shipping Company into a world-class marine organization. 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. I have known Barbara for 30 years, and I am thrilled she will now lead our company,” said Ross.

About Chevron Shipping Company

Chevron Shipping Company is the global marine subsidiary of Chevron Corporation that provides safe and reliable transportation, manages marine risk and delivers marine functional expertise across the Chevron enterprise. Chevron Shipping Company operates a modern fleet of 30 ships and charters third-party ships to transport crude oil, LNG, LPG, refined petroleum products and chemicals for Chevron operations around the globe.