Chris Waddington is Technical Director at the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
He is responsible, in conjunction with the Nautical Director for the development and implementation of ICS policy on technical, operational and environmental regulatory risks affecting international shipping. He actively participates in IMO Committees and industry associations, to represent the interests of ICS Members, shipowners and operators.
The first 23 years of his career has been founded in the shipping sector, mainly working on the design, construction and operational support of passenger ferries. For the subsequent 15 years he has focused on the floating production sector of the Oil and Gas industry, project managing FPSO and FLNG design work, supporting field developments, and supervising procurement of floating production vessels. He has also acted as Lenders’ Technical Advisor on behalf of banks and Export Credit Agencies. He is a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, and a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
“This decade will see significant change within shipping. I am proud to be supporting ICS during this challenging and exciting period.”
Chris has worked in Australia, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Vietnam and the UK.