Tracy Peverett

Deputy Director

Subdivision of Maritime Security and Facilitation

Tracy Peverett is Deputy Director, Maritime Security and Facilitation at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

She joined IMO in 2010 as Head of Maritime Security and was appointed Deputy Director Maritime Security in 2014, with Facilitation added to her responsibilities in 2018.

As well as providing secretariat support to IMO Committees, technical Sub-Committees and Working Groups, Tracy is responsible for advising and liaising with IMO Member Governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations on the facilitation of global maritime transport, maritime security, piracy and related issues.

Tracy also manages the Organization’s Global Maritime Security Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme, which provides capacity building, including assessments and training, for IMO Member States seeking to enhance implementation of IMO’s special measures to enhance maritime security, including SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.   She is also responsible for oversight and management of IMO’s support to the Djibouti Code of Conduct and Jeddah Amendment, as well as activities to support eradication of piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea.  Tracy spearheaded development and publication of the IMO User Guide to Maritime Security and the ISPS Code, along with a suite of related training workshops.

Prior to joining IMO, Tracy spent 15 years with the Canadian Coast Guard, where she

served as Senior Advisor on various issues including Maritime Security, Maritime Situational Awareness, Operational Readiness and Fleet Renewal, and led several successful Memorandums to Cabinet for recapitalization of the Coast Guard fleet, and Coast Guard’s contribution to national security.  Tracy represented Canada at the IMO during development of Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) of Ships, and managed Canadian implementation of the LRIT system.