New diving technical adviser at IMCAOrganisations and Associations // October 13, 2010
An ever-expanding work programme has seen the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) appoint Kris Chambers to the secretariat team as a Diving Technical Adviser to work alongside fellow Adviser, Paul Evans and with Technical Director, Jane Bugler.
“Kris has been actively involved in the commercial diving industry , working in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, Gulf of Mexico and Mexico itself, West Africa and the Middle East,” explained IMCA’s Chief Executive, Hugh Williams.
“In recent years, when working as Regional Diving Manager – Middle East for Global Industries he represented his company on IMCA’s Overall Management Committee and on the Diving Division Management Committee and was Regional Vice Chairman of our Middle East & India Section, so he certainly knows IMCA inside out. We warmly welcome him to the team."
"With well over 700 members in more than 55 countries the demands on our team continue to grow as we ensure we not only meet, but surpass, members’ expectations and Kris will, I know, prove to be an invaluable member of the secretariat.”
Kris Chambers’ working life began in 1985 the Royal Australian Air Force as a Maintenance Engineer (Airframe), he then moved to the Australian regular Army (RAEME) where he achieved the rank of Sergeant and was a helicopter flight engineer.
On leaving the Army in 1998 he became a commercial diver gaining wide experience in various parts of the world. Prior to joining Global Industries where he had a number of diving management roles he worked for J Ray McDermott and several other IMCA member companies in the GoM and Mexico, and then Middle East/West Africa.
Full information on IMCA’s work on behalf of its member companies around the globe can be found at www.imca-int.com, from firstname.lastname@example.org and from IMCA at 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0AU, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7824 5520; Fax: +44 (0)20 7824 5521.