David is dedicated to achieving and maintaining the highest standards of performance at world-class level. Lloyd's Register Energy is too. It takes a similar set of attitude and skills to succeed as a top-ranking athlete and as a business, and we learn from each other constantly. In sports and business, managing risks effectively is key to safety and essential to achieving objectives and long term goals.
David Florence and Lloyd’s Register Energy
As a mathematical physics graduate who once applied to become an astronaut, Lloyd’s Register Energy is a natural fit for David. But the commonalities go beyond a love of the technical.
David explains, “The challenges in business, elite sport and even life in general require so many of the same personal skills to deal effectively with them, to get the best out of yourself, others and every situation. In my experience, those who can develop those skills best in themselves, not only succeed more, but are happier. As part of my work with Lloyd’s Register Energy, I’m involved in an award-winning programme that helps to develop individuals and teams. I really enjoy working with these very talented people from around the world who, like me, have a high level of expertise in their field and continually strive to get better and better at what they do.”
David Florence collaborates closely with Lloyd’s Register Energy to support positive change throughout the business. We work together to understand the importance of attitude, mindset and belief in determining performance. To this end, David has shared his own very personal experiences of how he learned to overcome obstacles and manage unsettling changes in his bid to become double world champion. Our people have found it to be a refreshingly different and very personal approach which makes it all the more compelling and powerful.
This is part of a long term programme of development and empowerment throughout all levels, functions and geographies of the business. Through his focus, commitment and resilience, David is able to leverage his knowledge and skill to achieve great things. These shared values are the foundation of our partnership and deeply embedded in our business – our people, our strategy and everything we do.
We congratulate David on his existing achievements and we are with him all the way to Rio.