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New Director of Strategy and Energy Transition at IMCA

Published on 30 May 2024

IMCA has appointed a new Director of Strategy and Energy Transition, Lee Billingham.

Lee has over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, most recently at Innovateer which supported businesses with strategy development, on scaling sustainable technology, and in developing and commercialising new products and services.

Prior to this, he worked for bp in a range of leadership roles. This included working on early concept engineering for major projects and as a Subsea Technical Authority where he oversaw the introduction of new technology, including the company’s first AUV pipeline inspection. He also represented the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) at COP26 in Glasgow in 2021.

The new role at IMCA brings together its activity on environmental sustainability, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction, and regulatory affairs, alongside an additional focus on building strategic partnerships across the sector.

To elevate our activity in this space, a new GHG Committee will support IMCA’s Members to find solutions around vessel emissions. The committee will build on the previous work of IMCA’s GHG focal group.

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Iain Grainger

Lee has been working with IMCA on a project-by-project basis over the last five months, feeding into IMCA’s recent Member-facing campaign, ProjectGHG.

Commenting on his appointment, Iain Grainger, IMCA CEO said: “I’m delighted to formally welcome Lee to IMCA. With this new role, we’re pulling together our previously dispersed activity on sustainability, GHG emissions, and regulatory engagement.

“This will enable IMCA to be both more proactive and impactful as we support our Members to meet new ambitions for sustainable delivery, while ensuring a relevant voice in these vital industry debates.”

Lee Billingham, Director of Strategy and Energy Transition, IMCA said: “There is a huge and exciting opportunity for IMCA to support its Members to deliver the IMO’s Strategy and chart a course towards a greener future. I’m really looking forward to working with colleagues, Members and Partners to help realise it.”