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IMCA appoints policy and regulatory affairs manager

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John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw

Strengthening its policy and regulatory affairs team, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has appointed John Bradshaw as Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager to lead on worldwide policy and legislative issues, with responsibility for developing and delivering the international trade association’s policy and regulatory strategy, including representing members with regulators and other third parties. 

John joined the IMCA Secretariat as one of its strong team of Technical Advisers in early Autumn 2015. This followed four years at Lloyd’s Register as Principal Technical Specialist and a career at sea. He has a strong track record as a specialist in the field of marine engines and emissions as well as an advocate of policy development in the marine industry.

“John’s background at Lloyd’s Register where he was rapporteur on a number of European Commission expert groups; and a regular attendee at IMO to support development of regulations, together his involvement with ICAS and makes him the ideal person to take on management of our policy and regulatory affairs. He will be working with Emily Comlyn our Policy and Regulatory Affairs Technical Adviser. Together they make a very strong team” explains IMCA’s Chief Executive. Allen Leatt.

Further information on IMCA
Further information on IMCA and its work on behalf of around 1, 000 member companies in over 60 countries is available fromwww.imca-int.com and imca@imca-int.com. The association has LinkedIn and Facebook groups and its Twitter handle is @IMCAint

About John Bradshaw
Prior to his four years with Lloyd’s Register, John was with E.ON for seven years working on power plants, latterly as Strategic Development Engineer.

His earlier career saw John at sea as a First Officer Engineer at the Maersk Company (1999-2005), and prior to that, serving as First Officer and in more junior positions for Farstad UK Ltd, British Antarctic Survey and P&O Containers Ltd.

John is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) and a Chartered Engineer with an MSc in Engineering Management. He was awarded the WW Mariner prize by IMarEST (then IMarE) in 1996, and won the Professor RED Bishop Postgraduate Award at the University of Portsmouth in 2012.

About IMCA
IMCA, the international association representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies, publishes some 200 guidance documents, safety promotional materials, timely information notes and safety flashes. Its members benefit from a core focus on safety, the environment, competence and training, and lifting and rigging; and four technical divisions – Diving, Marine, Remote Systems & ROV, and Offshore Survey; plus five active geographic sections encompassing the globe.

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