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IMCA Expands its Diving Expertise

Published on 8 November 2021

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is pleased to announce that Bill Chilton has joined the team as Technical Adviser – Diving.

Bill has 25 years of experience in the commercial diving industry. He joins IMCA having worked at the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) for 12 years as a Diving Specialist Inspector regulating the safety of divers working in the offshore energy and other sectors of the diving industry. At the HSE Bill also worked as a decommissioning specialist when he was seconded for a period to the decommissioning team. 

Prior to his time at the HSE, Bill worked as an air and saturation diver on a wide range of diving projects.  During this period, he also held a variety of topside positions, including project engineer and project manager.

Bryan McGlinchy, IMCA’s Diving Manager stated:

“We are delighted to have Bill join us as he brings a wealth of experience that will benefit IMCA members and the diving industry in the development and sharing of diving best practices.”

Bill holds a BSc (Hons) in Geography; an MSc in Marine Resource Management; and an MSC in Decommissioning.


Bill Chilton joined IMCA in November 2021 as Technical Adviser – Diving.

He has 25 years of experience in the commercial diving industry. Prior to joining IMCA Bill worked at the UK Health & Safety Executive for 12 years as a Diving Specialist Inspector regulating the safety of divers working in the offshore energy and other sectors of the diving industry. During his time at the HSE, Bill also worked as a decommissioning specialist when he was seconded for a period to a team specialising in decommissioning. 

Prior to his time at the HSE, Bill worked as an air and saturation diver on a wide range of diving projects.  During this period, he also held a variety of topside positions, including project engineer and project manager.

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Bryan McGlinchy
Diving Manager
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