Structure & Governance

IPCSA Structure

IPCSA’s structure is made up of an Executive, Executive Committee and Committees.

The Executive

ChairmanJavier Gallardo | PORTIC | Barcelona, Spain

Vice-ChairmanSteve Lamb | MCP plc | Felixstowe, United Kingdom

Secretary GeneralNico De Cauwer | IPCSA

General ManagerInga Morton | IPCSA

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (ExCo) is made up of the six Founding Members of the Association:

These are:

– SOGET, Le Havre, France

– dbh, Bremen, Germany

– DAKOSY, Hamburg, Germany

– Portic, Barcelona, Spain

– Portbase, Rotterdam, Netherlands

– MCP, Felixstowe, UK

The Executive Committee (ExCo) is supported by regional representatives from each of the IPCSA Regions and functions as the IPCSA Advisory Board:

– Africa and West Asia – Youssef Ahouzi, Portnet, Morocco and Warsama Guirreh, DPCS, Djibouti

– Asia Pacific – Vineet Malhotra, Kale Logistics, India

– Europe – Dr. Phantian Zuesongdham, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany and Andrzej Zelek, Polski PCS, Poland

– North America – Soufyane Meftah, Transport Logistics Wabtec Corporation (on behalf of Port of Los Angeles), United States of America

– IPCSA South America and Caribbean – Vacant

The role of the regional representatives is to:

    • advocate and promote benefits of IPCSA-membership in the countries within the region
    • represent IPCSA in regional or local conferences, seminars/webinars, workshops, etc. upon request or in coordination with the Secretary-General and/or Chairman (acting as ‘regional representative for IPCSA [region])
    • detect, through active prospection, possible leads for IPCSA-memberships in the region, address them if the opportunity arises, and (pro)actively report them to the Secretary-General
    • to provide insight and present the regional perspective at ExCo meetings
    • to coordinate opinion/support of the members of their region
    • to help and assist within organisation of IPCSA regional events in their region

Please do not hesitate to ask questions and contact your regional representative. Their contact details are available on IPCSA Community at: IPCSA Community

IPCSA Areas of Interest

IPCSA has a proactive approach to its activities. Rather than having formal committees, IPCSA has Areas of Interest.  Each of these is led by a responsible member with a particular interest or expertise in the area, who supports the IPCSA Executive in being proactive in that area.

IPCSA has seven Areas of Interest that affect Port Community Systems, Single Windows, Sea and Air Port Authorities and their operators. We also recognise that the issues around data protection and cybersecurity cut across all areas.

The Areas of Interest are:

For further information on IPCSA’s Areas of Interest, please contact Inga Morton,  General Manager, IPCSA

IPCSA Members’ Fund

IPCSA recognises that the real experience comes from our members – and that at different times, some members will be more active than others. These additional efforts are recognised, along with the fact that a member’s organisation may face additional costs to support IPCSA at events and meetings.

IPCSA has therefore created a Members’ Fund within its budget in order to support members who represent IPCSA within their own region or internationally.  Subject to budget and prior agreement with the IPCSA Executive, any member who spends more than four days per year representing IPCSA may claim up to €500 euros per day to support this work.


IPCSA is a UK Economic Interest Grouping (UK EIG) governed by EEC Regulation 2137/85 (the EEC Regulation) and by the laws of England. The European Port Community Systems Association EEIG Contract of Formation was signed on 15 June 2011 with an amendment agreed by all EEIG members signed on 15 August 2014 to form IPCSA EEIG as from 1 September 2014.  Due to Brexit, the EEIG was automatically converted to a UKEIG on 1 January 2021. The Mission and Objectives set out the core principles of the activities of IPCSA.

IPCSA is registered in the United Kingdom.

IPCSA UK EIG Number – GE000268

IPCSA is a UK VAT Registered company – GB 135 735606