About the Australian Maritime Safety Authority

AMSA is Australia’s national maritime safety regulator with responsibility for the maritime safety of international shipping and domestic commercial vessels, protection of the marine environment from ship-sourced pollution, and search and rescue in our region.

AMSA leads Australia’s interests at the IMO on behalf of the Australian Government to influence international standards and obligations and contribute outcomes for our maritime environment and the broader international maritime community.

Our mission is supported by a team of international delegates, leaders and maritime specialists in Australia and overseas who collaborate, champion and contribute to IMO initiatives and reform.

amsa surveyor

International team

George Brandis
High Commissioner for Australia

Permanent Representative to the IMO (PRIMO)

His Excellency the Honourable George Brandis QC


Julie Heckscher
Deputy High Commissioner

Ms Julie Heckscher



Annalisse Sly
Alternate Permanent Representative to the IMO (APRIMO)

Ms Annalisse Sly




Our onshore team in Australia

Mick Kinley
Chief Executive Officer 

Mr Mick Kinley




Elisa Boughton
Manager International Engagement

Ms Elisa Boughton



Kristy Morse-Evans
Senior Advisor International Engagement

Ms Kristy Morse-Evans



Geoff Vines
Senior Advisor International Engagement

Mr Geoff Vines



CongCong Wu
Advisor International Engagement

Ms CongCong Wu



Craig Stanley
Advisor International Engagement

Mr Craig Stanley



Catherine Hansen
International Services Coordinator

Ms Catherine Hansen



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