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Marine People to spearhead IMarEST’s search for a new Chief Executive

Marine People are delighted to announce our appointment as an executive search partner for the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology in their bid to find a new Chief Executive.

The institute is looking to find a replacement for David Loosley, who is stepping down following a successful nine years as Chief Executive and Secretary at the IMarEST.

David paid tribute to the Institute and his staff in IMarEST’s official statement:

“It’s been a privilege to lead the Institute through a very exciting period and I believe I’ll be leaving the Institute in a much stronger place than when I joined. It feels like a very different organisation: more impactful; more innovative; more open; more inclusive and more efficient. And that’s down to the committed volunteers all around the world, my brilliant executive teams in London and Singapore and in our associated businesses Marine People and MLA College. Thank you, everyone.”

The next few months will see outgoing Chief Executive David Loosley work with the IMarEST’s Board of Trustees and executive team as they look to ensure a smooth transition, whilst David will continue to represent the Institute until the summer.

James Martin, Director at Marine People said:

“Being selected as the executive search partner for such an important position shows the strong bond that Marine People has with the IMarEST as a Marine Partner.

“We look forward to embracing the challenge of finding a replacement for David and would like to congratulate him on a thoroughly successful nine years at the Institute. We also like to wish him good luck in his future endeavours.”

To apply for this prestigious role at a renowned international membership body and learned society, please contact for more information.