IMarEST appoints new chief executive

Gwynne Lewis Gwynne Lewis: "I’m passionate about our industry, the people who work within it and the sustainability of the maritime economy and ecosystem." Photo: IMarEST

The Insitute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) has appointed a new chief executive.

Gwynne Lewis has a background in marine consultancy and was the global head of data and digital at Lloyd's Register until 2018. He has since been the maritime product line director at Orolia.

Richard Vie, chair of the IMarEST board, said: “Gwynne has a passion for everything marine and brings a great deal of experience to the role, with knowledge of the shipping and offshore industries, navies, marine science and marine technology. He is well placed to take the Institute forward in becoming a strong and sustainable organisation."

David Loosley, the IMarEST’s current chief executive, has led the organisation for over eight years. He previously announced he will be stepping down this month to take up the role of secretary general and CEO of BIMCO.

“I’m delighted to have been appointed to this prestigious role and to succeed David as the Institute’s chief executive," said Mr Lewis. "I’m passionate about our industry, the people who work within it and the sustainability of the maritime economy and ecosystem.

"There are many challenges we face as individuals, an industry and a society but there has likely never been a more important time for marine engineers, scientists and technologists to make a real a difference in the world.  The Institute will have a very important role to play in adapting, as it always has done, to meet the demands of its present and future members."

Mr Lewis will begin his new role on 29 June.

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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