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ICS Secretary General

The Secretary General is the chief executive officer of ICS and runs the ICS secretariat. He or she is selected and appointed by and accountable to the Board.

Since 2018, Guy Platten is Secretary General of ICS (link to GP profile page)

The Secretary General’s primary role is to implement the organisation’s strategic and policy development. He or she is supported by a management team who are each responsible for one of the functional areas of the organisation.

The Secretary General, as the intermediary between national member associations, the board and external stakeholders, is also charged with fostering dialogue between ICS members. He or she must have an open ear for their concerns, and implement the strategic direction agreed by the Board for the organisation.

The Secretary General is also the Managing Director of Marisec, so that for all practical purposes the management of the two companies is seamless.

Each Secretary General defines his or her role within the context of their particular time in office.


Add list of previous ICS SecGens

Peter Hinchliffe (add precise years in office for each)

Tony Mason
Chris Horrocks