Stuart Strachan currently leads Maritime & Trade within IHS Markit which delivers shipping and international trade data, analytics, insight, and events to commercial and government customers around the world. The Maritime & Trade business line was formed in December 2013 and includes 2014 acquisitions of Global Trade Information Services and JOC Group. Prior to leading Maritime & Trade, Strachan held commercial, product management, and marketing leadership positions in the technology, energy, chemicals, and automotive business lines, having begun his career at IHS as head of global marketing at Jane's Information Group, acquired in 2007. Prior to joining IHS, Strachan held marketing leadership and management positions in the educational publishing (Pearson plc) and telecommunications (Cable & Wireless plc) industries. He holds a bachelor's degree in politics and economics from the University of London and an MBA from Warwick University, UK.