Head Office Team

The International Institute of Marine Surveying worldwide membership is ably supported by a dedicated head office team of experienced professionals, located at the Institute’s Head Office in Portchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

MIKE SCHWARZ
Chief Executive Officer
Mike joined IIMS as CEO in January 2014. Although from neither a technical nor marine background originally, Mike brings a wealth of skills gained from senior roles in media, publishing, membership, and events organisations. He is a keen exponent of the internet, digital and social media. His fresh set of eyes means he has been able to identify new opportunities and shape the Institute for the digital age. Mike chaired the Certifying Authority Professional Standards Working Group for 5 years and has become increasingly passionate about driving up marine surveying standards in general. He is also a founding Council member of the Maritime Professional Council. In his spare time, Mike is a keen tennis player and passionate music fan, sighting the 1970s as the greatest musical decade.

CAMELLA ROBERTSON
Office Manager & Membership Secretary
Camella (Cam to her friends and members) joined IIMS in January 2017. Cam is responsible for handling new membership applications and for dealing with membership correspondence. Her other responsibility is to be the confidential minute taker for executive and management board meetings that take place quarterly. Away from the office Cam enjoys spending time with her family and is often found in the kitchen on a Sunday cooking for 12. She has a black Labrador – (named Boris) – who is still in his puppy years and loves nothing more than walking him on the beach. Email.

CRAIG WILLIAMS
Designer
Craig has been with IIMS in a full-time capacity since 2013 but was engaged on a temporary contract basis prior to that. Craig has a very busy workload and is responsible for designing the increasing amount of marketing and promotional material, The Report magazine, handy guides and member news bulletins, as well as handling the production and amending of over 30 Professional Qualification course modules. Originally from South Africa, Craig is now happily settled in the UK with his wife and two young children. With a keen eye for detail, Craig is a talented designer. Email.

VICKI LOIZIDES
Education Co-ordinator
Vicki joined IIMS as Education Co-ordinator joined in 2021. It is her role to manage the couple of hundred students who are actively engaged in the Institute’s education programme of studying for professional qualifications. Living locally, Vicki is not entirely new to the shipping and cargo arena as she spent eight years in a project management role with NYK Group Europe Ltd. She took a leading role in developing the new student portal, launched in January 2022. Vicki lives with her husband and young family close to the sea. Away from work, she enjoys camping holidays, spending time dog walking, entertaining friends and pottering in the garden. Email.

JENNIFER ARGENT
Management Accountant
Jennifer (aka Jen) joined the Institute as Management Accountant in July 2018 having previously worked in finance for local charity and community interest companies, which has given her a good working knowledge of the not-for-profit sector. Jennifer has completed the AAT qualification and is continuing her studies with ACCA. In her spare time, she enjoys working out and spending time with friends and family. Email.

ELLY BRYANT
Accounts Support Administrator
Elly initially joined IIMS in 2015 to provide maternity cover and is now a long-standing member of the team. In her role, she gives support to IIMS Management Accountant, Jennifer Argent, which she does with great enthusiasm. Elly is responsible for invoice generation for IIMS and the Marine Surveying Academy and has recently completed and passed an NVQ qualification. Elly is a keen traveller and loves to explore new countries especially in Europe.  Email.

DAVE PARSONS
Certifying Authority Administrator
Dave joined IIMS from a hospitality background, where he managed many functions and events over the past 10 years for a membership club based in the city.  He has overseen the move away from paper to a digital solution. He is a big football fan and is often found at Fratton Park supporting his beloved Portsmouth FC. At weekends and in his spare time Dave likes to spend time with his nieces and family. Email.

ROSIE WEBB
Office & Web Administrator
Rosie joined IIMS in 2022 as an Office & Web Administrator, she is the first point of contact for many at the Institute. Rosie is also responsible for processing CPD claims and managing nearly 20 websites. Away from the office Rosie likes to go for walks in local country parks with her fiancé and their three year old daughter. Rosie has also recently rescued a three legged cat who she has named Clover. Email

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