IMarEST CEO Appointed to Government Maritime 2050 Panel


David Loosley – Chief Executive of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology – has been appointed to a maritime panel by Transport Secretary, Rt Hon Chris Grayling.

Working in partnership with the industry, the government aims to challenge the sector to think about what it will look like in 2050. This vision will reinforce the development of Maritime 2050, a long-term strategy by the end of 2018 that emphasises on the opportunities for the UK maritime sector. The expert panel will offer advice and look strategically at the issues that will be of critical importance to the maritime industry, and all the industries it sustains, up to 2050.

David leads the Institute, a professional membership body and learned society, in delivering its many different commitments to the global marine community. The IMarEST plays an important role in ensuring that the international professional standards for those working or studying in the marine industry remain rigorous and continually evolve to reflect advancements in technology.

As a learned society, it is also obliged to ensure that existing and emerging marine activities are safe and technically, environmentally and economically sound. The IMarEST, through the expertise of its global membership, provides impartial advice to governing bodies trying to develop reasonable regulation of marine and maritime activities.

Well-placed to sit on this panel, David will bring the views of marine engineers, scientist, technologists and the many others working in the marine sector that comprise the IMarEST membership. One of the IMarEST’s Honorary Fellows, Prof. Costas Grammenos CBE DSc FCIB Hon. FIMarEST FRSA of Cass Business School, is also part of the expert panel.

“I’m delighted to be involved in this important initiative…The Institute plays a key role at an intergovernmental level in ensuring safe and sustainable use of the seas and their resources and brings much of the sector’s technical output to the fore. I hope to be able to bring this perspective to a discussion on how the UK, which has always been a maritime leader, can grow and plan for the future.” David Loosley, Chief Executive, IMarEST.

Maritime 2050 will set out the challenges and opportunities to allow the government and the UK shipping industry to plan for the long-term, encourage economic growth and make digital advances to increase efficiency.

The expert panel is made up of:

  • Chairman – Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive of RenewableUK
  • Dr Panagiotis Angeloudis, Senior Lecturer in Transport Systems and Logistics, Imperial College London
  • Lucy Armstrong, Chairman, Port of Tyne
  • Tom Boardley, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Corporate and External Affairs, Lloyd’s Register
  • David Dingle CBE, Chairman, Maritime UK
  • Professor Costas Grammenos CBE, DSc, Chairman, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade & Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London
  • Dr Grahaeme Henderson, Vice President, Shipping & Maritime, Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited
  • Sarah Kenny, Chief Executive, BMT Group
  • Professor David Lane CBE, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot Watt University
  • David Loosley, Chief Executive, IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology)
  • Michael Parker, Global Head for Shipping, Logistics and Offshore Industries, Citigroup
  • Neil Roberts, Lloyds Market Association (LMA)
  • Martin Stopford, President, Clarkson Research

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