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.
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Our organisational structure
Elliott AdamsChief Finance and Commercial Officer
Simon BennettDeputy Secretary General
Tanya BlakeCommunications Manager
George CharalampidisMarine Advisor
Catherine HowlettFinance & Administration Assistant
Linda HowlettDirector Legal Affairs
Nandi JhugrooPublications and Marketing Assistant
Kiran KhoslaPrincipal Director (Legal)
Sunil KrishnakumarSenior Technical Manager
Edward LiuRepresentative ICS (China) Liaison Office
Stuart NeilDirector of Strategy and Communications
Chris OliverNautical Director
Tim PackSenior Marine Advisor (Manning & Training)
Guy PlattenICS Secretary General
Emily RowleyPolicy Manager (Legal)
Shantel RyanFinance & Commercial Manager
Natalie ShawDirector Employment Affairs
Jade SmithSecretary to the Marine Department
Georgia Spencer-RowlandPolicy Adviser
Jonathan SpremulliPrincipal Director (Marine) and Head of the Marine Department
John StawpertSenior Manager (Environment and Trade)
Gregor StevensSenior Marine Advisor
Julie TatePersonal Assistant to the Secretary General
Helio VicenteManager (Shipping Policy)
Chris WaddingtonTechnical Director
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.