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Stuart Neil is the Director of Strategy and Communications for the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) where he leads the communications activities of the ICS Secretariat based in London and supports the Secretary General and Board in delivering the organisations strategic agenda. He is responsible for all external and internal communications, using online, media and events to promote the work of ICS on behalf of the board.

He supports the development of the Chamber’s studies, provides strategic communications counsel to the Secretary General and acts as a spokesperson for the organisation.

“Shipping drives global trade and improves the lives of people across the world. A sustainable industry relies on good communication, especially when addressing such a large range of stakeholders. As we move to a zero emissions future for shipping communications will be a powerful vehicle for change.”

Stuart began his career in the British Foreign Service before moving to the private sector advising governments and international companies on communication matters. Stuart spent 9 years as a Press Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II before moving to the energy sector. Stuart has also worked for a United Nations organisation working to a Special Representative of the UN Secretary General.

Stuart was appointed as a Member of the Royal Victorian Order in 2009.