February 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

ICHCA Appoints Finlay New Secretary General

On behalf of the Council and Executive Board of the International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association, the chairman, R.P. Holubowicz, has announced that Patrick Finlay has been appointed secretary general of the Association. Headquartered at Abford House, 15 Wilton Road, London SW1Y 1LX England.

Mr. Finlay will take up his appointment on March 1, 1977, to enable him to participate in the coordination and planning for ICHCA's Biennial General Assembly and Technical Conference which is to be held in Melbourne, Australia, April 17-21, 1977. The new secretary general is no stranger to the work of the Association, having been on the Central Office staff for five years, serving as technical secretary from 1963 until the end of 1965.

Mr. Finlay was born and educated in Scotland. He started his career in shipbuilding industrial relations after Army service. He then worked for a shipcwning subsidiary of the P and 0 Group, during which time he was assigned to duty in India and the Far East. After his service with ICHCA, he joined the National Ports Council at the end of 1965, where he served as senior information officer until his appointment as ICHCA secretary general.

Concurrent with his other employment, Mr. Finlay has been serving as editor of "Jane's Freight Containers" since 1969.

The ninth edition under his editorship will be published at the end of the year. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport.

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