Nick Cutmore was appointed Secretary General of IMPA in July 1999 following 24 years at Trinity House, the Lighthouse and Pilotage Authority in London.
At IMPA he has overseen a growth in membership and activity in the past 20 years including the adoption by IMO of Resolution A960 (Standards for Training and Certification and Operational Procedures for Maritime Pilots other than Deep-Sea Pilots) and the introduction of improved standards for Pilot Boarding in SOLAS.
Currently he is working on the difficulties of handling Very Large Container Vessels among many other topics.
Nick lives in the village of Downe in S.E. England, where Darwin settled after his voyage on the Beagle and wrote “On the Origin of Species”.