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

Lynette Wood
Acting High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom  

Lynette Wood



Julie Heckscher
Deputy High Commissioner for Australia

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



Leanne Loan
Executive Director Policy and Regulation 

Ms Leanne Lone



Elisa Boughton
Manager International Engagement

Ms Elisa Boughton



Mr Matthew McGregor
Senior Advisor International Engagement

Mr Matthew McGregor



Geoff Vines
Senior Advisor Technical Cooperation

Mr Geoff Vines



Ms CongCong Wu
Advisor International Engagement

Ms CongCong Wu



Ms Grace Boglev
Advisor International Engagement

Ms Grace Boglev




Connect with our onshore team | imoaustralia@amsa.gov.au

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Candidacy team

Connect with the candidacies team at candidacies@dfat.gov.au