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Chief Executive Officer
|Richard Steele is Chief Executive Officer at the International Cargo handling and Coordination Association – ICHCA. Reporting directly to the Board, Richard leads the organisation which provides a focal point to improve cargo handling throughout international supply chains. ICHCA also represents members, and the cargo handling industry, as a recognised non-government organisation at international bodies such as the International Maritime Organisation and UNECE and other agencies and regulatory bodies.
Managing Director Loss Prevention
Mike is the Managing Director for TT Club’s Loss Prevention Department. Mike joined TT Club in 2010 as a Claims Executive providing advice to transport operator Members globally, having previously held operation management roles within the logistics industry for 13 years. Previous roles incorporated full responsibility in terms of budget, legislative, operational and health and safety compliance, including being the nominated dangerous goods safety advisor.
Head of Maritime Engagement
As a marine professional for 23 years, Rich has contributed through the work of Lloyd’s Register to the compliance, assurance and performance of marine assets and, from commercial and strategic perspectives, provided focus on specific market segments and product offers. He is currently the Head of Maritime Engagement for the Safetytech Accelerator with the objective to encourage wider adoption of technologies to improve safety and risk performance in maritime.
After tripling the development services revenues as a commercial lead, he led the development and marketing of wearable applications for worker health and safety. Today these products are marketed in logistics and industrial construction across the globe.
Previously Evert launched a few ventures (Volef, Luxury For Men, Red Bull Space, Beego), led the startup program at the City of Antwerp culminating in Antwerp being named World Startup City in 2015.
Based at the Container Terminal in the Port of Southampton, I head up the HSE Team. I joined as a Safety Officer in 2007, completed my NEBOSH Diploma in 2012, and was subsequently promoted to the HSE Manager in January 2021. During my 18 year tenure I have seen a number of positive transitions, from a reduction of our HSE Risk Profile, to an improvement in HSE culture. I’ve had the fortunate to travel to numerous ports around the world, from Brazil to Australia and engage with a variety of wonderful people. I’m humble enough to acknowledge that I’ve taken as much from others, as I have given, and everyone I have met along the way, have helped develop me personally and professionally.
ITF Docker’s Section
My name is Steve Biggs, and my current role is the ITF Docker’s Section Senior Assistant which I have been in since November 2020. Before that I was the Unite the Union Convenor in the Port of Southampton from January 2013 to November 2020. From 2018 to 2020 I was the Chair of the ITF Docker’s Section Occupational Safety and Health Working Group. In June 2021 I joined the ICHCA Technical Panel.
I was a member of the Unite the Union team that worked as part of a tripartite group with PSS and the HSE to develop and publish Safety in Docks Approved Code of Practice in 2013-14. During my working life in the docks I was a lasher, straddle carrier driver and ship to shore crane driver.
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