Walter Steedman has been elected chairman of the Offshore Survey Division of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA, UK) which represents the interests of nearly 1,000 offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies in over 60 countries. Walter Steedman, who holds a BSc (Hons) degree in topographic science from Glasgow University, is chief executive officer of the Veripos group.
Mr Steedman is a surveyor by profession and has over 30 years’ experience in the survey and offshore business in a variety of roles including offshore, project management, commercial, general business management and latterly at executive level. He has served on the Offshore Survey Division Management Committee for over 16 years and also serves on IMCA’s overall Management Committee.
IMCA maintains geographic sections for Asia-Pacific, Central & North America, Europe & Africa, Middle East & India and South America regions. One of four IMCA operating divisions, the Offshore Survey Division’s principal remit is to help raise awareness of contracting issues among members, their clients and the wider industry. Its series of official publications are designed to promote discussion while also providing templates for contracting parties.