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
Katerina DimitropoulosCommunications Manager
Ondrilla FernandesEmployment Affairs Advisor
Mateo FrancoDigital & Social Media Officer
Catherine HowlettFinance & Administration Assistant
Linda HowlettDirector Legal Affairs
Kiran KhoslaPrincipal Director (Legal)
Sunil KrishnakumarSenior Technical Manager
Meme LamlumPolicy Officer
Edward LiuRepresentative ICS (China) Liaison Office
Sarah LovellTechnical Writer
Nelson MojarroHead of Innovation and Partnerships
Arvind NatrajanSenior Marine Adviser - Crewing & Training
Stuart NeilDirector of Strategy and Communications
Chris OliverPrincipal Director Marine - Head of the Marine Department
Hannah PatmoreCommunications Executive
Leyla PearsonSenior Manager, Legal Department
Guy PlattenICS Secretary General
Emmy RamirezOffice Coordinator
Emily RowleyPolicy Manager (Legal)
Shantel RyanFinance & Commercial Manager
Natalie Shaw MBEEmployment Affairs Consultant
Lional Roy SharonMarine Adviser - Cargo
Jade SmithBusiness Development Manager
Georgia Spencer-RowlandManager (Shipping Policy)
John StawpertSenior Manager (Environment and Trade)
Gregor StevensSenior Manager Nautical
Manoj SubramanianMarine Adviser - Technical
Helio VicenteDirector (Employment Affairs)
Chris WaddingtonTechnical Director
Laura WorleyChief of Staff
Emily YatesHead of Publications
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.