Chris Oliver is the Nautical Director.
He is currently responsible for the development and implementation of ICS policy on technical, operational and environmental regulatory risks affecting international shipping. As head of the Nautical stream he provides management oversight relating to navigation, communications, search and rescue, cargo and other operational matters. This work includes participation in International Maritime Organization (IMO) Committees and Sub-Committees to represent the interests of ICS Members, shipowners and operators and working with IMO member States and other relevant stakeholders to develop and maintain statutory regulations.
Chris has 40 years of experience in the shipping industry, is a qualified Master Mariner with 15 years sea experience with an oil major, followed by 23 years operational and ship management experience ashore with a dry cargo company, before joining ICS in 2017.