Iain Grainger Becomes New CEO of IMCA

Iain Grainger Becomes New CEO of IMCA

Following an extensive executive search process overseen by its Board of Directors, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announces that Iain Grainger will succeed Allen Leatt as CEO when he retires at the end of May 2023.

Iain has over three decades of experience in offshore marine construction, with his early career at Brown & Root where he was engaged in the engineering and project management of major offshore projects. He then moved into commercial, strategy, and regional leadership roles with tier-one contractors, including Acergy, Subsea 7, and McDermott International. Iain was previously an IMCA Board Member.

More recently, he has represented the heavy fabrication division of COSCO in Europe and has been leading IMCA's Energy Transition initiatives. He has BSc and MBA degrees and is a chartered engineer in the UK.

IMCA’s President, Jonathan Tame, said: “I would like to thank Allen for his leadership since 2015 through what has been one of the most challenging periods in our industry’s history. He leaves IMCA in its strongest and most capable position since its formation in 1995.

“Iain’s credentials, both as a former Board member and more recently in his energy transition work for the Association, will not only provide an important element of continuity, but are perfectly suited to leading the organization through its next stage of development.” 

Iain Grainger, incoming CEO at IMCA, added: “Since its formation IMCA has played a critical role in driving safety and performance in the offshore industry, and it is a huge honor to be appointed as its new CEO. I am looking forward to working with members, the Secretariat, and the Board, to build on this success and support our entire industry to successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead."


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