Georgia is the Manager (Shipping Policy) for the International Chamber of Shipping.
The Policy team supports the Shipping Policy Committee at ICS, which sets the global shipping industry’s agenda on a wide variety of shipping policy matters, including industry positions on trade restrictive measures and taxation. In this capacity, Georgia conducts research to inform industry positions on a number of policy files, often engaging with international bodies such as the UN, WTO and OECD. She also acts as Secretary to the ICS Canals Sub-Committee, which sets and oversees the global shipping industry’s agenda and official positions on matters related to the world’s major international shipping canals, including the Panama Canal and the Suez Canal.
Georgia also works closely with a number of international regulatory bodies of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), coordinating ICS representation at the Facilitation (FAL) Committee and the Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III).
Transporting over 90% of world trade, the global shipping industry is vital to the world’s economy. I am proud to be a part of a team that represents shipowners and seafarers alike, ensuring that their voices are heard at the international bodies which govern maritime regulation.
Georgia graduated from the University of St Andrews with a degree in French and International Relations, and obtained her Masters in Global Governance and Diplomacy from the University of Oxford. She has a passion for languages, speaking French, Italian and German, and in her previous roles held positions in the Conflict Resolution Department at The Carter Center (Atlanta, GA) and in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.