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David Loosley joined BIMCO as Secretary General & CEO in 2020.
Prior to joining BIMCO David was Chief Executive of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), a membership organisation with a strong international presence and non-governmental status across the UN system, including the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
From 2007 to 2011 David was Director of Operations at the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), responsible for the operational delivery of maritime safety information to the British Government and the world-wide maritime community. He was appointed to lead the operational transition from analogue to digital products. Before that, David was Divisional Managing Director at Williams Lea, a business process outsourcing (BPO) company, specialising in corporate information.
David joined the Royal Navy in 1988 as a University Cadet Entrant, completing his basic training at Britannia Royal Naval College and in HMS BRISTOL before attending Southampton University to study Oceanography. Various sea appointments followed including time spent with a NATO Squadron in the Baltic and tours in both the Falkland Islands and Northern Ireland.
David has a held a number of other non-executive and voluntary positions. In 2019, David was appointed by the UK Secretary of State for Transport to the Maritime 2050 Experts Panel to look strategically at the issues that will be of critical importance to the maritime industry, and all the industries it sustains, up to 2050.