After being awarded a Seamanship Scholarship at the age of 15, Kim knew his life was destined to be spent on the sea. He spent his first 7 years on fishing trawlers followed by 8 years as Master on passenger ferries, 5 years as Master in the offshore oil and gas industry, has circumnavigated the globe in luxury motor yachts and captained 10 Atlantic, 2 Pacific and 2 Indian Ocean crossings. In 1996, Kim incorporated International Maritime Services Pty Ltd (IMS).
Brendan’s commercial seagoing career spanned 16 years and included several years as Master on super yachts and large high-speed craft, where his speciality lies. Brendan first worked alongside Kim in 1994 and started at IMS as a Senior Master in 2007. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2010 and Managing Director in 2017. Brendan is a 2015 ‘40under40’ winner and holds a Graduate Certificate in Business, Diploma in Maritime Operations and is currently finalising an MBA.
In early 2015, Steve joined IMS, where he works in business and procedures development, including Quality Management System maintenance and adherence. Steve was previously with Austal, a world leader in aluminium commercial and defence ship building. During his 11 years with Austal, Steve filled roles with and gained qualifications for, production supervision, project management and business development. Prior to his time with Austal, Steve managed commercial fishing vessels in Solomon Islands and American Samoa. Steve’s earlier working life was spent first in the Royal Australian Navy, where he gained trade qualifications and later in maintenance and planning roles with a large, multi-national company.
Fred was born on the Black Sea Coast in Georgia to a family with deep maritime traditions. After finishing school, Fred studied shipbuilding and ship repair and went on to study marine engineering at the Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1993, having completed his studies, Fred worked for 6 years as a marine engineer and then as a marine agent at Klaipeda Port, Lithuania. Fred thoroughly enjoyed the business relations side of his job, which led him to study marketing, management and business. Fred started up his own logistics company and for the next 13 years, travelled around Europe, the UK and USA, attending exhibitions and meeting new clients. We are very pleased to have had Fred as the General Manager of our Europe office since May 2015.
In 2004, Lee joined the Royal Australian Navy as Bosun’s Mate, where he served 10 years conducting Border Patrols in the northern waters of Australia. The experience Lee gained in the RAN enabled him to move into the commercial maritime industry with Austal as Senior Training Coordinator, specifically for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Patrol Boats. In January 2015, Lee took on the position of Operations Manager/DPA at IMS, where he is responsible for providing onshore support for all vessels under IMS control, their crew and owners. Lee is experienced in delivery voyage set-ups and manages our Safety Management System
Born in Perth Western Australia, Mark has always had a close connection to the sea. After school, he completed a degree in science but chose a different path, becoming Fleet Manager for the well known ‘Rottnest Ferries’ company. He later moved on to Austal, to take part in ship-building project management, sea trials (including Oceanfast luxury motor yachts) and delivery of the shipyard’s new-build vessels. Mark started with IMS in 2004 and today oversees vessel deliveries as Marine Superintendent. Mark is also IMS’s senior Vessel Familiarisation Trainer, having delivered training courses to both government and commercial vessel crews, both in Australia and overseas.
Treena began her career in the maritime industry in 1992, working as Purchasing Officer and then Personnel Manager at Total Marine Services Pty Ltd until 2004. Treena progressed to become General Manager of Human Resources at Mermaid Marine Australia, where she remained until 2011. After completing some short-term roles, Treena commenced at IMS as Human Resources Manager in September 2014. Treena brings an in-depth knowledge of employee and industrial relations in the maritime industry, making her a valued member of our team.