IMCA appoints Technical AdviserNews // January 5, 2007
The former Director of Education and Training at The Nautical Institute, Ian Giddings, has been recruited as a Technical Adviser at the International Marine Contractors Association, joining an increasingly busy technical team at IMCA. He took up his appointment at the beginning of December.
“We’re delighted to welcome Ian. His recent experience at the Nautical Institute; his spell as a DP Operator on board a semi-submersible accommodation vessel; a period as a marine consultant/surveyor; his 14 years as a Team Leader in Marine Operations at Aberdeen College; and an equal amount of time at sea at the start of his working life stand him in very good stead for the challenges ahead,” said Hugh Williams, Chief Executive of IMCA.
“He will be working primarily to support the work of our Marine Division alongside our other Technical Advisers, who assist Jane Bugler, our Technical Director in the delivery of the Association’s work programme," noted Williams.
“All our efforts are aimed at raising technical and safety standards through the development of good practice guidance based on members’ cumulative experience, sharing of lessons learned from incidents and representation of members’ common interest to regulators, clients and client bodies; and other organisations. Our workload is increasing in line with its rapidly growing membership (over 350 members from 43 countries) – Ian will very quickly realise just how delighted we are that he has joined us, for we have identified a number of tasks that will benefit from his specialist skills.”