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NEWS IIMS CEO Chat Dear Colleague

It struck me that I am rarely short of things to write about when I sit down to compile my News Bulletin introduction each month and this time round is no exception. These are busy times and it is hard to know quite where to start.

Let me begin by welcoming the newest member of our team to the Institute. Vicki Loizides starts as Education Co-ordinator with effect from 1 March to replace Lorna Robinson, who has left to take up a new challenge. You can find out more about Vicki elsewhere in this bulletin and I am sure you will join me in wishing her much success in her time with IIMS.

My colleagues and I have been amazed by the number and quality of new membership applications that have reached us during January and February - far beyond what we would expect to see or regard as normal. It seems we will be keeping the Professional Assessment Committee busy in the coming weeks!

Our first Certifying Authority training seminar of 2021, held recently, attracted a large audience. Many who attended were examiners who code with authorities other than the IIMS. I am grateful to our CA Chairman, Fraser Noble and also Rob Taylor, who spoke as a representative of the UK maritime regulator, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

Since announcing the launch of our new Professional Qualification in Marine Corrosion just last month, I have been delighted with the number of expressions of interest we have received so far. If you missed the announcement, please do have a look at what this standalone qualification has to offer you. It aims to give surveyors an in depth understanding of corrosion. IIMS members and students are entitled to a discount. Full details about the ten qualification modules and how to express your interest can be found at

Dear Member

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