December 19 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has appointed Adrian Lau as regional human resources and organisation development director for Asia Pacific.

In his new role, Lau will focus on driving the company's performance culture, talent management, training and development.

Lau said that in order to maintain profitability at a time of rising costs, the company needs to invest in people and upgrade skills.

"We need to make sure we have the right talent to do the job well, hire the right candidates and invest in their development as they take on different projects and roles," he added.