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Our History

IMCA was formed in 1995 through the merger of the former Association of Offshore Diving Contractors (AODC) formed in 1972, and the Dynamically Positioned Vessel Owners Association (DPVOA) formed in 1989.

Consequently, our operational roots and technical credentials are second to none in our industry.

Below you will find a list IMCA’s Presidents and Leadership:

Presidents

  • 2020-present – Pieter Heerema, Allseas
  • 2018-2020 – Iain Grainger, McDermott International Inc
  • 2017-2018 – Harke Jan Meek, Heerema Marine Contractors
  • 2015-2016 – Bruno Faure, Technip
  • 2013-2015 – Massimo Fontolan, Saipem
  • 2011-2012 – Andy Woolgar, Subsea 7
  • 2009-2010 – Johan Rasmussen, Acergy
  • 2007-2008 – Knut Boe, Technip
  • 2005-2006 – Frits Janmaat, Allseas Group
  • 2003-2004 – Steve Preston, Heerema Marine Contractors
  • 2001-2002 – John Smith, Halliburton Subsea/Subsea 7
  • 1999-2000 – Donald Carmichael, Coflexip Stena Offshore
  • 1997-1998 – Hein Mulder, Heerema Marine Contractors
  • 1995-1996 – Derek Leach, Coflexip Stena Offshore

Secretariat Leadership

  • 2015-present – Allen Leatt FREng, Chief Executive
  • 2019-present – Mark Ford , Technical Director
  • 2015-2018 – Richard Benzie, Technical Director
  • 2013-2015 – Chris Charman, Chief Executive
  • 2002-2012 – Hugh Williams, Chief Executive
  • 1997-2002 – Tony Read, IMCA Chief Executive
  • 1997-2015 – Jane Bugler, IMCA Technical Director
  • 1990-1997 – Chris Jenman, Secretary of DPVOA; then Secretary of IMCA Marine Division
  • 1977-1997 – Tom Hollobone OBE, Secretary of AODC; then Secretary of IMCA

2019 Annual Review