Shanghai-based role underlines LR’s commitment to global nature of marine and offshore industries.
Darley, who joined LR on graduation as a marine surveyor 20 years ago, is currently M&O President for North Asia and has held leadership positions in the UK, South Asia and the Americas. He will continue to be based out of Shanghai, close to the heart of LR’s core new construction business in North Asia.
“In his new role of COO, Mark will have global responsibility for enhancing the operational and financial performance of M&O and continuing to improve our customer experience and ways of working. He will work closely with the M&O leadership team to help turn our strategy into delivery outcomes and foster greater collaboration, consistency and best practice across the M&O business,” said LR Marine and Offshore Director Nick Brown.
“I am delighted to have been appointed Marine & Offshore COO – a role that has been reinstated to allow the M&O leadership team to focus on the longer-term strategic transformation of our industry, accelerating the delivery of LR’s digital and decarbonisation strategies and driving sustainable growth in our focus segments,” said Mark Darley, incoming M&O COO.
LR will shortly recruit for a new North Asia President with Darley fulfilling this role until a replacement is appointed.