IMCA Makes Board Changes

International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has appointed Harke Jan Meek, the chief commercial officer at Heerema Marine Contractors, as the new president and chairman of the board.

The appointment comes after Bruno Faure, having completed his two-year term of office, has stepped down as president of IMCA.

Furthermore, Iain Grainger, vice president Commercial at McDermott International has become the new IMCA vice president.

In addition, IMCA informed that Frits Janmaat, who has been a council member of IMCA since its formation in 1995, has stepped down from the board upon his retirement from Allseas.

Accordingly, Pieter Heerema, vice president of Projects at Allseas has joined the board.

Allen Leatt, IMCA chief executive, said: “Bruno Faure has made a tremendous contribution to IMCA over the last two difficult years for our industry, and we thank him for his dedication and wise counsel. We very much welcome Harke Jan Meek as IMCA’s new president and look forward to his drive, energy and leadership over the next two years. Likewise, we look forward to Iain’s guidance, challenge and leadership. We also thank Frits Janmaat for his continuous support to IMCA from its very early days and welcome Pieter Heerema to the board.”

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