The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) has appointed Gwynne Lewis as its new chief executive. He will begin the role June 29 and succeeds David Loosley, who is to be the next Secretary-General and CEO of BIMCO.
Lewis has a background in marine consultancy and, prior to joining the IMarEST, 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.
“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,” said Richard Vie, Chair of the IMarEST Board. “He is well placed to take the Institute forward in becoming a strong and sustainable organization.”
“I’m passionate about our industry, the people who work within it and the sustainability of the maritime economy and ecosystem,” said Lewis. “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 it’s present and future members.”