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IMCA strengthens its council with two senior appointments

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Allen Leatt

Allen Leatt

Two new representatives from the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) global contractors have been appointed to IMCA’s Council.

Harke Jan Meek is Chief Commercial Officer at Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC). In this capacity Harke is a member of the HMC Board and responsible for the commercial and technology departments. He joined HMC in 2012 in a commercial and business development role for SURF projects, and was appointed as Senior Vice President Commercial in October 2013. He was previously with SBM in Monaco and Jakarta in business development roles. His early career was with Shell in The Hague and Houston specializing in LNG projects.

Harke has an MSc in Offshore Technology from Delft University of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Iain Grainger is VP Commercial for McDermott’s Europe & Africa Region and General Manager of the UK office, having recently relocated from Houston where he was VP of Corporate Strategy. He has a 30 year career in senior positions with leading industry contractors, more recently with Subsea 7 as VP of corporate strategy and business development, overseeing a particularly strong period of growth. His early career was with Brown & Root and Rockwater.

Iain has a BSc in Civil Engineering from Heriot-Watt University and an MBA from Warwick Business School.  He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (MIMarEST).

“The IMCA Council is delighted to have such experienced and talented executives join at this particularly challenging time for our whole industry, ” explains Allen Leatt CEO of IMCA.

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 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, 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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