ICS is supported by a dedicated professional secretariat based in London. In 2019 the China Liaison Office opened.
The secretariat delivers on the strategy set out by the board. It is split into several specialist teams working closely together to engage with international organisations and members to represent the interests of the shipping industry.
At all times, secretariat staff act in compliance with the guidance on bribery and corruption and competition law, and the secretariat supports a whistleblowing strategy. Secretariat staff also serve as secretaries to the Boards, Committees, Sub-Committees and Panels.
Guy PlattenSecretary General
Simon BennettDeputy Secretary General
Elliott AdamsChief Finance and Commercial Officer
John BradshawTechnical Director
George CharalampidisMarine Advisor
Kiran KhoslaPrincipal Legal Director
Catherine HowlettFinance & Administration Assistant
Linda HowlettDirector Legal Affairs
Sunil KrishnakumarSenior Technical Advisor
Edward LiuRepresentative ICS (China) Liaison Office
Stuart NeilCommunications Director
Chris OliverNautical Director
Emily RowleyPolicy Manager
Shantel RyanFinance & Commercial Manager
Natalie ShawDirector Employment Affairs
Jade SmithSecretary to the Marine Department
Georgia Spencer-RowlandPolicy Officer
Jonathan SpremulliPrincipal Director (Marine)
John StawpertManager (Environment and Trade)
Gregor StevensMarine Advisor
Julie TatePersonal Assistant to the Secretary General
Helio VicenteSenior Adviser (Policy)
Emily YatesPublications Manager
Annual Review 2020
The 2020 Annual Review covers the impact of COVID-19 and the intensifying crew change crisis plus a broad cross-section of such as efforts to decarbonise shipping and the USD 5 billion industry fund to accelerate the R&D of zero-carbon technologies.