Mark Bell is the General Manager of the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF), a non-government organisation founded in 2013 with the key aim of promoting and safely implementing natural gas as an alternative, cleaner shipping fuel for the future. SGMF is now a global leader in the sector with nearly 130 members representing all aspects of the gas & LNG value chain. Mark is a Chartered Marine and Mechanical Engineer with nearly 30 years' industry experience with ship classification societies, ship owners and ship managers, with extensive seagoing experience on VLCCs and tankers including gas ships. Positions held include Ship and Engineer Surveyor, Area Manager, Business Manager and Directorships, and Mark has held positions at leading organisations including BP, Det Norske Veritas, Lloyd's Register, Graig Shipping and also the UK Ministry of Defence. Mark is currently based in London for SGMF and can be contacted by email([email protected]).