IMRF Staff

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Chief Executive Officer

Theresa joined the IMRF as the CEO late October 2017. Before this role, Theresa stepped down from her role as Executive Director of The United Kingdom Major Ports Group (UKMPG).

United Kingdom


Mass Rescue Operations Project Manager

After 9 years in general cargo ships, David joined the UK Coastguard in 1983. He worked in rescue coordination centres and in various management and training roles, retiring in 2008 as Head of Search and Rescue. David began working for the IMRF in 2010, and is now our mass rescue project manager and our technical lead at the IMO and our lead representative on the ICAO/IMO Joint Working Group on SAR.

United Kingdom


Financial Controller & Company Secretary

After gaining a degree in Chemical Engineering at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Jill then worked as an accounts assistant in various companies including Accenture, while she worked for her accountancy qualification. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She then spent two years in Canada, where her husband was working, and on return to the UK briefly worked as an accountant for Chevron. Jill then had some time off while raising her two children and started to volunteer as an accountant for the IMRF in 2010 one day a week. The IMRF now employ Jill four days a week as Financial Controller. In 2016 she also took over the role of Company Secretary from David Jardine-Smith.

Stonehaven - United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1569 767 405 +44 (0) 1569 767 405


IT Management & Digital Creative Officer

Wendy studied as a nurse for a few years, and worked for 12 years in the administration for several non-profit companies in the Netherlands and Scotland. Since 2009 she followed various courses in IT and Website design and expresses her creativity in making short videos, brochure and leaflet designing, and designing websites. From 2010 to 2012 she volunteered for the Maritime Rescue Institute (MRI) in Stonehaven, Scotland, as an Website Designer and an Access Database "Builder". She is now currently employed as the IT Management & Digital Creative Officer for the IMRF.

Stonehaven - United Kingdom

Caroline JUPE

Fundraiser Manager

Caroline has worked in the UK charity sector for 9 years and in that time she predominantly worked as a fundraiser for 'Action on Hearing Loss' and the 'British Heart Foundation'. She has also spent time working at CRI, a drug and alcohol charity, as a project worker. There she worked with a range of clients with offending backgrounds and substance addiction. As of March 2016 Caroline became the Fundraiser Manager of the IMRF Fundraising Project, where she will be developing and expanding all aspects of fundraising for the IMRF.

London - United Kingdom


Executive Officer

Rebecca Jeffries has worked in the shipping and maritime SAR industries since 2001. A former officer of the watch with P&O Princess Cruises, and a watch officer with HM Coastguard – the UK’s maritime SAR coordinators – she has also been a crew member and trainee helm with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in Stonehaven since 2013. Most recently she has been employed as business administrator with the Marine Training Academy in Stonehaven. As of April 2016 Rebecca is working as an Executive Officer for the IMRF - Stonehaven.

Stonehaven - United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1569 767 405 +44 (0) 1569 767 405

ZHANG Rongjun

Deputy Manager APRC

Zhang Rongjun graduated from Dalian Maritime University with major in Law. He worked for China Rescue and Salvage Bureau and China Maritime Coordination Center. Presently, Zhang is the Deputy Director of Donghai Rescue Bureau. He gather rich experience in coordinating and organizing maritime search and rescue mission, as well as pollution control operation. Zhang is also good at Maritime Law and Arbitration especially in commercial salvage area. His is now appointed as Deputy Manager of APRC and in June 2015 he became one of the Trustees of the IMRF.

APRC - Shanghai - China

+86-21-55095107 +86-21-55095107

GU Yiming

APRC Executive Officer

GU Yiming as an Executive Officer of the APRC.

APRC - Shanghai - China

+86 21 55 09 53 01 +86 21 55 09 53 01

Contact Info

International Maritime Rescue Federation
50 Allardice Street
AB39 2RA
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 1569 767405

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