Singapore: The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), a body representing companies and organisations engaged in delivering offshore, marine and underwater solutions, has made new appointments. Denis Welch, a well known face in Singapore, had been appointed regional director for Asia-Pacific; and Andy Bolton has taken up a similar position in Australia and New Zealand. IMCA plans to appoint a third regional director in Houston.
Welch was with Drydocks World then IHC Merwede before striking out on his own.Â
Chris Charman, chief executive of IMCA, commented: â€œSome 50% of our global membership of 1,045 companies in over 60 countries operate outside the area covered by our Europe and Africa section so, it makes extremely sound sense to have someone who is well respected and knowledgeable on the ground in these three important regions to provide a constant presence for IMCA, to work with our existing members and with stakeholders including regulatory authorities; government representatives â€“ both politicians and officials; regional trade associations; learned bodies and professional membership organisations; NGOs; clients; and potential member companies.â€ Â [02/12/14]Â