Key changes position LR as an organisation for the challenges of the future

Tom Boardley steps up to a new role as Executive VP and Global Head of Corporate & External Affairs

Nick Brown promoted to Marine Director 

The appointments reflect LR’s ambition to increase its impact for the benefit of business, society and the environment ‘The world is becoming more complicated and we have to be ready for the challenges we face now and those that have yet to be defined’, comments Alastair Marsh, CEO, Lloyd’s Register.

‘We are organising our business to make sure that we have the capability to meet whatever challenges emerge as we continue to support clients in their drive for increased assurance and performance of their businesses and assets. LR is a unique organisation with a real purpose and we are evolving to meet the needs of all our stakeholders. Just as we have already expanded from our marine origins I see us moving into further new areas. The digitisation of our world and new technology will help drive value with a broader group of clients – so we need to further evolve our organisation.’ 

Tom Boardley, currently Marine Business Stream Director, will become Executive Vice President and Global Head of Corporate and External Affairs. Reporting to Alastair Marsh, Boardley will work across LR’s global business, taking up his new position in March 2016. 

Boardley: ‘I will be working with all of our external stakeholders, including governments and academia, across our marine, energy and management systems businesses to help ensure that we understand and meet their needs, deepening our engagement in current areas of activity while identifying new areas where we can make a difference. We can see that Lloyd’s Register’s engineering, risk and consulting capabilities are applicable in many areas.’ 

Nick Brown, currently Marine Chief Operating Officer, will be LR’s new Marine Business Director. Nick will join Boardley on LR’s executive leadership team. Brown, who began his career with LR 20 years ago as an LR graduate trainee, will be responsible for managing not only LR’s marine business but also LR’s energy compliance business – reflecting an additional expansion in the role. 

Brown: ‘We will continue to evolve our classification and compliance business as both regulatory and commercial pressure increases across the marine and offshore industries. Shipping and energy remain vital to society, but the challenges faced will require better connections with other sectors. This is where the broader potential of the LR Group can make a positive impact.’ 

Marsh: ‘We are excited about someone of Tom’s experience taking on a wider role for the group, applying his expertise and experience from the marine sector to broader industries and markets’

For more information contact: 

Mark Stokes, Group Communications Director
T +44 (0)20 7423 1725
E mark.stokes@lr.org