The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) announced the appointment of Richard Steele as the new Head of ICHCA International taking over the role with effect from July 1, on the retirement of the current postholder Richard Brough O.B.E.
In a statement, ICHCA said Steele will lead the organization, reporting directly to the Board.
ICHCA provides a focal point to help improve cargo handling throughout international supply chains as well as representing its members, and the cargo handling industry, in front of national and international agencies and regulatory bodies as a recognised non-government organisation.
"[Steele] is safety and skills professional with a Masters in Training and Development who has been involved in the ports industry for over 21 years. He is currently the Chief Executive at Port Skills and Safety (PSS) an organisation that he has led for 11 years," the association said.
Before PSS, Richard was the senior Learning and Development Manager for Associated British Ports for 10 years. Prior to ports, he also worked in the nuclear industry on safety and skills provision.
“We are delighted to welcome someone of Richard's capability to ICHCA. We are committed to extending ICHCA’s delivery and reach,” said John Beckett; chairman ICHCA International
Steele, for his part, said: “I am excited to join ICHCA at a time where there is real opportunity to build on the success of this internationally recognised and respected association and to create new value-add services and representation for our members.”