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International Chamber of Shipping bolsters team with five new appointments to support growth

20 July 2022

  • The International Chamber of Shipping has hired five new members across multiple departments to strengthen and enhance the team
  • International Chamber of Shipping recognised by Great Place to Work® twice with a Great Place to Work Certification and as Best Workplace™ for Women

Wednesday 20 July 2022, London: International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for shipowners and operators, continues to enhance and strengthen its team with five appointments over the past three months to support the advancement and development of the organisation.

The announcement of ICS’s new appointments comes in conjunction with Great Place to Work recognising ICS as a Best Workplace™ for Women today. This is the second award in recent months with ICS granted a Great Place to Work Certification in May of this year.

Sarah Lovell, a former-seafarer, joined ICS’s commercial department as Technical Writer and supports the development of ICS’s industry-recognised publications. Sarah has ten years of experience working shoreside in maritime training and maritime e-learning.

In May, Lional Roy Sharon, a former-seafarer, joined as Marine Adviser – Cargo, to provide support to the Marine department for the development and implementation of ICS policy on cargo issues, with particular focus on dry bulk, container and dangerous goods.

Katerina Dimitropoulos and Hannah Patmore, ICS’s new Communications Manager and Communications Executive respectively, were also appointed in May to work with the Director of Strategy and Communications on all external and internal communications. Katerina has over 15 years’ experience in maritime communications and Hannah joins the team with a strong background in communications and working for a membership body.

Finally, in June, Leyla Pearson was appointed Senior Manager on the organisation’s legal team. Leyla is an English qualified solicitor with extensive experience in maritime law and working on P&I and Defence cases.

Guy Platten, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping, commented:

“I am delighted to welcome all our new members to the ICS family. It is great to have them on board and I look forward to working with each of them. At ICS we are in the fortunate position of growing from strength to strength as we continue to push forward with our members on the various challenges and opportunities within our industry such as decarbonisation, digitalisation, seafarer availability, to name a few. This is a very exciting time to be in maritime.

“Thank you to the Great Place to Work for recognising our organisation.”

Great Place to Work Certification is recognised around the world by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying outstanding employee experiences.

ICS recently celebrated it’s 100 years and the organisation prides itself on its diverse workforce, offering a great working environment to all its staff members.