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The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is pleased to announce that Bill Chilton has joined the team as Technical Adviser – Diving.

Chilton has 25 years’ experience in the commercial diving industry. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Geography; an MSc in Marine Resource Management; and an MSC in Decommissioning. He joins IMCA having worked at the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) for 12 years as a Diving Specialist Inspector regulating the safety of divers working in the offshore energy and other sectors of the diving industry. At the HSE he also worked as a decommissioning specialist when he was seconded for a period to the decommissioning team.

Prior to his time at the HSE, Chilton worked as an air and saturation diver on a wide range of diving projects.  During this period, he also held a variety of topside positions, including project engineer and project manager.

Bryan McGlinchy, IMCA’s Diving Manager stated, “We are delighted to have Bill join us as he brings a wealth of experience that will benefit IMCA members and the diving industry in the development and sharing of diving best practices.”