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Emily is a Policy Manager in the Legal Department.

The Legal team supports the Maritime Law and Insurance Committees in the development of ICS positions on legal policy and insurance matters affecting international shipping. Working with the Legal Directors, Emily is responsible for the very broad range of files of interest to the Committees and providing high quality information, research and advice to ICS members. A current focus is on the negotiations for a new UN convention on protection of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) being held at UN headquarters. She also represents ICS on legal and insurance issues at IMO and other international fora.

Aside from her work on regulatory matters, Emily assists with the provision of corporate services to the organisation, including governance and compliance.

The safe, efficient operation of ships is something on which the whole world depends.  ICS’ work to ensure that national administrations and international regulators understand how their decisions affect this vital industry is a critical part of the global conversation on how shipping should operate, and I am proud to contribute to it.

Emily started her post-university career with the Shipping Policy Department working on trade issues and has previously served as Secretary to the Canals panel and Assistant Secretary to the International Support Vessel Owner’s Association.