The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) has strengthened its expansion in the Asia-Pacific region by appointing David Kelly MCIM MIMarEST, currently Head of Marketing at IMarEST’s London headquarters, as Director of Asia-Pacific.
The new position, based in Singapore, will be taken up in August this year and has been created to support the existing Asia-Pacific team and to drive growth and awareness of the Institute in the region.
David Loosley, IMarEST Chief Executive, commented: “David is the perfect candidate to further our exciting expansion in the very important Asia-Pacific region. He brings a great depth of knowledge and experience in creating and delivering strategies for developing business and this, coupled with his enthusiasm, is sure to generate some very successful activity here.”
A Chartered Marketer, David graduated with a degree in Marketing and Public Relations and rose through the ranks to become Marketing Manager at IWSC Group Ltd. before going on to manage Group Sales and Marketing. He joined the IMarEST in 2012 and has since spearheaded the development and execution of a completely reinvigorated marketing strategy which has fortified the Institute and supported rapid growth over the past three years.
Of his new role he said, “There are huge opportunities for the marine sector across the Asia-Pacific region and I am thrilled to be able to support the growth of the Institute’s reach at such an exciting time. I am very much looking forward to working with the executive team and members across the region to increase our activity in this part of the world, with respect to events, conferences, training, Special Interest Groups, local branches and our technical output.”
About the Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
The IMarEST is an international membership body and learned society for all marine professionals. It is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, marine scientists and marine technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. It is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership of over 15, 000 based in over 100 countries.
Working with the global marine community, the IMarEST promotes the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide.
The IMarEST has a growing network of Corporate Marine Partners who benefit from a tailored programme to support each global organisation’s specific requirements. Packages provide companies with a competitive edge by investing in staff and supporting Initial and Continuous Professional Development, supporting local, national, or international promotional programmes, providing specialised recruitment solutions, accrediting training courses, creating exclusive online networking and collaborative working, developing bespoke networking events and providing company employees with access to one of the largest online knowledge resources – the IMarEST’s extensive Virtual Library.
The IMarEST is a respected authority in every maritime country. It is a Non-Governmental Organisation with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), observer status at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), and it has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), which facilitates its access to other international intergovernmental meetings where its specialized marine expertise is of particular use, e.g., the United Nations meetings on Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the work of the International Seabed Authority on marine mining. It is a nominated and licensed body of the Engineering Council (UK), a member of the Science Council and has significant links with many other maritime organisations worldwide.
IMarEST runs a series of industry leading and technically excellent events and conferences as well as publishing the internationally recognised publication, The Marine Professional.