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IMCA announces new president

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  • Iain Grainger

    Iain Grainger of McDermott becomes IMCA’s new President and Chairman of the Board

In accordance with its constitution, International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announces that Iain Grainger is its new President and Chairman of the Board. Iain, Vice President Commercial at McDermott, takes over from Harke Jan Meek. Furthermore, that Pieter Heerema from Allseas becomes the new Vice President.

Iain Grainger said: “My aim is to increase the impact and effectiveness of IMCA to its members and other stakeholders through the implementation of our strategy developed over the last year.  I have a particular passion in developing collaborative ‘win-win’ relationships between operators, contractors and suppliers in order to bring projects off the drawing board and into the field.”

Allen Leatt, IMCA Chief Executive, said: “We thank Harke for his leadership and contribution to IMCA, and very much look forward to Iain’s energy, challenge and leadership as we move forward.”

About IMCA
IMCA, the international association, represents the vast majority of offshore marine contractors and the associated supply chain in the world, with members from over 60 countries. It publishes an extensive technical library of guidance documents on operational good practice, safety promotional materials, timely information notes and safety flashes. Its members benefit from a technical structure comprising four main divisions covering Offshore Diving, Marine, Remote Systems & ROVs, and Offshore Surveying.

These are supported by a committee structure focused on: health, safety, security and the environment; competence and training; lifting and rigging; marine policy and regulatory affairs; and contracts and insurance. The association’s global coverage is organised into five geographic regions: Asia-Pacific, Europe & Africa, Middle East & India, North America, and South America.

Further information on IMCA and its work on behalf of the global offshore marine construction industry 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 Iain Grainger

Iain Grainger is Vice President Commercial at McDermott. He has responsibility for Business Development and Strategic Relationships. He has a 35-year career in international offshore oil and gas engineering and construction, predominantly with major contractors including Brown & Root, Subsea7 and McDermott. He also has digital engineering PLM experience with Intergraph.

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).

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