John Rowley

John Rowley

Managing Director, Management Systems & Inspection Services

Hong Kong, China

John is the Managing Director of the Lloyd’s Register Group’s global Management Systems and Inspection Services businesses. He is responsible for defining the strategy and successfully delivering it globally to the businesses 55,000+ clients, through a workforce of approximately 4,000 talented and dedicated associates. 

Prior to taking on this new role in January 2016, John had been Managing Director of the global Management Systems (LRQA) business since 2014 and prior to that he was President of the Lloyd’s Register Group’s Asia Pacific region since 2009. 

John has lived in Asia Pacific for the past 25 years and joined LR in 2009 following 14 years with Ecolab Inc, a Fortune 500 global market leader in the industrial chemicals industry. At Ecolab he held key leadership roles throughout the region, including Division General Manager Greater China in Shanghai, VP & Managing Director South East Asia in Singapore, VP & Managing Director Australasia in Sydney and latterly SVP & Managing Director Asia in Hong Kong. Prior to Ecolab, John worked in the environmental industry before which he was a British Army officer. 

John has a degree in Biotechnology from Reading University and subsequently graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Tuck School of Business in US. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Water & Environmental Management (CIWEM). 

John is married with two young children and enjoys trail running, kayaking and golf.