The governing body of IMCA is the board of directors of IMCA Holdings Ltd and, in keeping with tradition, the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the board are also given the honorary titles of President and Vice-President of the Association. The CEO is responsible to the Board for the performance of the Association and the secretariat. The Board comprises 10-12 directors, including six GCo members, one ICo member, the chairman and vice-chairman of the Operations Committee, the CEO and two positions reserved for skill or diversity requirements.

The Operations Committee is responsible for the technical oversight of the numerous committees and their annual work plans.

Board Members

Harke Jan Meek Heerema Marine Contractors IMCA President and Chairman of the Board

Harke is Chief Commercial Officer at Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC). In this capacity, he is a member of the HMC Board and responsible for HMC's business development, tendering and contracts, engineering and innovation activities worldwide. Following a term as Vice-President, he became IMCA President and Chairman of the Board in June 2017.

He joined HMC in 2012 in a commercial and business development role for SURF projects, and was appointed as Senior Vice President Commercial in October 2013. He was previously with SBM in Monaco and Jakarta in business development roles. His early career was with Shell in The Hague and Houston, specialising in LNG projects.

Harke has an MSc in Offshore Technology from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.  A Dutch man, he is married, with three children.

Iain Grainger McDermott International Inc. IMCA Vice-President and Vice-Chairman of the Board

Iain is Vice President Commercial for McDermott’s Europe & Africa Region and General Manager of the UK office, having relocated from Houston where he was VP of Corporate Strategy.  He was appointed IMCA Vice-President in June 2017.

He has a 30-year career in senior positions with leading industry contractors, more recently with Subsea 7 as VP of corporate strategy and business development, overseeing a particularly strong period of growth. His early career was with Brown & Root and Rockwater.

Iain has a BSc in civil engineering from Heriot-Watt University and an MBA from Warwick Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (MIMarEST).

Allen Leatt Allen Leatt Chief Executive

Allen is a civil engineer by professional training and has 35 years of experience with leading contractors in the offshore construction industry in technical, managerial and executive roles.

He has wide experience in marine contracting and played a senior role in the development of the integrated subsea construction business model in the early-1990s with the formation of Coflexip Stena Offshore, which subsequently became Technip. He was the CEO of Perry Tritech based in the USA and latterly Executive VP of Technip’s SURF Product Line based in France. After 15 years with Technip, he joined Stolt Offshore in 2003 (later renamed Acergy) as Chief Technology Officer within the executive management team, with a broad portfolio covering engineering, R&D, SCM, and an extensive fleet renewal programme. In 2011 Acergy merged with Subsea 7 and he took on the role of Senior VP for Engineering and Project Management. He joined IMCA in October 2015.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a first class engineer member of the Smeatonian Society, and a chartered engineer in the UK. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a h.c. Doctorate of Science degree.

Bruno Faure TechnipFMC IMCA Board Member

Bruno is Group Senior Vice President Subsea Projects and Operations at TechnipFMC, a position he has held since 2014, and served as IMCA President 2015-17.

Bruno is a civil engineer with a degree in finance. He has spent 30 years in the oil and gas industry, which commenced when he joined Coflexip in 1985 as structural engineer. He went on to become an installation engineer, project engineer and then occupied various positions on projects in the UK, Norway, Asia Pacific, US and Africa before moving on to General Management roles, becoming COO Africa in 2006.

In 2006 he joined Stolt Comex Seaway (now Subsea 7) as Projects and Operations Director for Africa Region and then became President for Region Africa, Gulf of Mexico and Mediterranean in Subsea 7, based in London.

Luca Gentili Saipem IMCA Board Member

Luca is Senior Vice President for the Offshore Business Unit of Saipem S.p.A, responsible for its worldwide commercial strategy.  He was appointed in 2012, having previously served as Managing Director of Saipem Perth, Saipem Asia Sdn Bhd and Saipem Malaysia Sdn Bhd, and being in charge of commercial activities for the Asia Pacific region since 2009.

He began his Saipem career in 1997 in Paris with Saibos, serving first on board vessels as Field Engineer and then in the estimating and tendering department. In 2000, he moved to Dubai as Deputy Project Manager for an EPCI project of a processing platform of 12,000 tons for Total Nigeria.  In 2003, he moved to Jakarta as Project Manager of an EPCI project of two wellheads platforms and associated pipelines for BP. Before returning to Singapore, he spent time in Paris within Saipem's FPSO business.

Luca was born in Viareggio, Italy, in 1968. He graduated from the University of Pisa in Aeronautical Engineering then served as an officer in the Italian Navy.

Person image (placeholder) Pieter Heerema Allseas Group SA IMCA Board Member
Mark Heine Mark Heine Fugro IMCA Board Member

Mark is a member of the Management Board of Fugro and is the Director of its Marine Division. He has been with Fugro since 2000, and has served, amongst others roles as Director of Marine, Survey & Geotech, and Regional Manager Europe-Africa for the Survey Division. He holds an MSc in Geodetic Engineering from Delft University of Technology.

Jonathan Tame Subsea 7 IMCA Board Member

Jonathan is currently Vice President of Offshore Resources at Subsea 7, having worked in the offshore and subsea construction industry for nearly 30 years.

He holds a degree in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding, is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and is a fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology. His career started with Brown and Root Vickers Ltd as a graduate naval architect. He then moved into offshore construction and spent 14 years with European Marine Contractors Ltd, working as an engineer and project manager on pipeline projects worldwide, living in the UK, China, USA and Canada. In 2002 he moved to Halliburton Subsea, which soon after became Subsea 7. Jonathan has held a variety of senior roles at Subsea 7 in operations, commercial, fleet and crew management.


The Board’s role is set down in the Articles of Association, the Bye-laws and company law. In summary:

  • Agree the mission, values and strategy of IMCA
  • Monitor the legal compliance of the association
  • Provide strategic leadership to IMCA, anticipating changes in the business and regulatory environment and take action to ensure the success of the industry
  • Monitor and secure the economic viability of the association including approving the  annual budget and approval of the annual accounts
  • Review and agree the business plan presented by the Chief Executive
  • Monitor the progress of IMCA against its overall plans
  • Agree and monitor high level policies for the association e.g. competition law policy, retention and disposal of documents, complaints and appeals by Members
  • Appoint the Chief Executive and provide him/her with appropriate guidance and  support and monitor his/her performance
  • Establish and implement Membership criteria for the association and provide  appropriate accountability to the Membership
  • Guide and support the Chairman and Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive and other designated spokespeople as the public voice of the association within the trade and associated arenas
  • Ensure tight integration of the high level strategy to provide leadership to the industry through the work of the Core, Divisional, and Regional Committees
  • Review and monitor the governance of the association and their own performance as the governing body.