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We welcome two new hires to the Secretariat

Published on 30 May 2024

Alongside the recent appointment of Lee Billingham, IMCA is pleased to share news of two new hires in the Secretariat, with Jennifer Evans joining the Marine team, and Lou Bendall joining as Head of People Experience.

Jennifer Evans, Technical Adviser – Marine

Jennifer started as a BP engineer cadet and qualified with an HNC in Engineering and a Combined Engine & Steam Class 4 Certificate of Competency. She was promoted up the ranks before gaining her Chief Engineer’s Class 1 Motor certificate of competency.

She has a strong background in Marine and Dynamic Positioning having worked with a range of prominent organisations in this space including, ABL, Nordic Maritime Solutions, Keelson, Inkster Marine, and DNV.

Over the last eight years she has worked as a freelancer for marine engineering clients working on DP, marine warranty surveying, cargo operations and vessel surveys.

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Iain Grainger

Lou Bendall, Head of People Experience

Lou has over 15 years’ experience in senior HR positions having started as an HR generalist before moving into delivering HR change programmes, continuous development, improving employee engagement, and most recently in creating positive work cultures.

She has worked both in-house and as an independent consultant and has an in-depth understanding of people and culture, both operationally and strategically, at small to medium sized businesses and across multiple sectors including in financial services and retail.

Lou is CIPD qualified and is an experienced people coach. She joins IMCA in a part-time capacity.

Iain Grainger, CEO, IMCA said: “Jennifer and Lou will be valuable new additions to our Secretariat and between them bring decades of expertise, alongside fresh ideas and approaches. I’m sure you will join me in warmly welcoming Jenny and Lou to IMCA. I’m looking forward to working closely with them over the coming weeks and months.”