Tom Boardley to be new Chairman of Mission to Seafarers

3 February 2017 - We're pleased that the global maritime welfare charity, Mission to Seafarers, has appointed Tom Boardley as its new Chairman. Tom, LR' Executive Vice President and Global Head of Corporate and External Affairs, will formally take on the role from the incumbent Chairman Robert Woods CBE on the 1 April 2017. 

Robert Woods said, “I am pleased to be handing over the chairmanship of The Mission to Seafarers to Tom Boardley.  Tom has a great reputation within the industry, and I have no doubt is the right person to steer the Mission through the next stage of the charity’s evolution. I wish him all the very best in his new role.”

On hearing of his appointment, Tom said, “The Mission to Seafarers plays a crucial role within the maritime industry, it is an honour to be invited to be Chairman of a charity with such a proud history and bright future”.

Tom who has been with LR since 2009, has nearly 40 years experience in the maritime sector, has worked in senior positions at some of the world’s largest shipping concerns and has featured in the Lloyds List Top 100 People in Global Shipping and the Tradewinds Power 100. Tom is currently the President of RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects).  Previously, he was the President of the UK Chamber of Shipping (2015/2016) and was appointed to the UK Maritime Growth Study Advisory Committee in January 2015. For full profile click here.