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Hugh Williams, Chief Executive, International Marine Contractors Association

Hugh Williams

Hugh Williams became IMCA Chief Executive in April 2002. He is a chartered civil engineer and started his career in dock and harbour design and site supervision, including training as a commercial diver, before moving to offshore consultants Noble Denton. Here he specialised in marine operations, including towage and installation of offshore platforms, and especially heavy lift crane operations.

This project and engineering experience was a vital springboard to his next role, as the business development manager for Heerema Marine Contractors' UK office. Before starting at IMCA he had another spell in marine consultancy with Global Maritime.

As the chief executive, Hugh works closely with IMCA Council, comprising senior representatives of International Contractor (ICO) members. He leads on commercial/contracting-related issues and ensures compliance with the association's competition law policy, which is crucial to advancing IMCA's work and members' collective interests within the confines of the extensive regulations applied to trade association activities.

Feeling the Structural Strain
International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) chief executive Hugh Williams calls on the industry to work together. A concerted effort is needed to keep fatigue in structural engineering to...

Somebody to Lean on
In the first of two features, Hugh Williams, chief executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) discusses a key factor at the heart of delivering offshore projects...

Passionate About...Diving
Hugh Williams, chief executive of the International Marine Contractors Association, continues his look at topics that raise passions among offshore...

Passionate About… Materials
Hugh Williams of IMCA continues his look at topics that raise passionate feelings amongst offshore specialists. This month......

Passionate About... Surveying the Seas
What a career in offshore surveying has to offer you – a first hand account from survey engineer Ian McKenzie. Hugh Williams of IMCA continues his look at the passions of those working in...