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New Diving lead announced at IMCA

Published on 6 December 2023

Bill Chilton has been announced as the new Diving Manager at IMCA.

Bill joined IMCA in November 2021 and has 25 years of experience in the commercial diving industry, including 12 years at the Health & Safety Executive in the UK 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.

Prior to this Bill worked as an air and saturation diver on a wide range of diving projects and also held a variety of topside positions, including project engineer and project manager at several offshore and inshore diving contractors based in the UK.

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Iain Grainger

Bill Chilton, incoming IMCA Diving Manager, said: “I’m looking forward to taking up the role in the new year. My career in commercial diving, working as a specialist diving inspector at the UK’s offshore safety regulator, and the last two years at IMCA, have given me the firm foundations to support our Members and represent our industry.

“I have large boots to fill following Bryan McGlinchy, but I know the team well and together we will continue to deliver to the high standards IMCA has set in this area in recent times.”

Commenting on his appointment, IMCA CEO Iain Grainger said: “I’m delighted that Bill will be leading our Diving team and shaping the future of our Diving division. IMCA has a strong history in this space and I’m looking forward to working with Bill to support our Members to improve performance and safety.”

In November, IMCA announced that long-standing Diving Manager Bryan McGlinchy will be retiring at the end of 2023. Joining him in March 2024 will be Peter Sieniewicz. Peter has worked at IMCA for more than 12 years and has been involved in a range of projects, including leading activity on the hugely successful Diving CPD App.

Iain said on Peter’s retirement: “I’d like to thank Peter for his contribution to IMCA throughout the 12 years he has spent with us and wish him well in his retirement.”