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Governance.

Good governance lies at the heart of all successful organisations and institutions.

The Board of Directors and the Executive Leadership team work together to govern and direct the activities of LR. Through the expertise, talent and dedication of our global workforce, board and management team we can meet the challenges of today and the future.

The Board of Directors is led by Thomas Thune Andersen - Chairman, and the Executive Leadership team by Alastair Marsh - Chief Executive Officer.


The Board of Directors

  • Thomas Thune Andersen - Chairman

    Thomas Thune Andersen is the Chairman of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Chairman of Lloyd's Register Group Limited. He is a member of the Foundation’s Nominations Committee and the Lloyd’s Register Group Limited Remuneration Committee.

    Thomas, a former member of the executive board of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group with more than 30 years tenure in its maritime and energy sectors, was appointed to the board of the former Lloyd’s Register in June 2010. Thomas is Chairman of Dong Energy A/S, , Vice Chairman of VKR Holding, the parent group of Velux and Non-Executive Director of BW Offshore Limited.

  • Ellis Armstrong - Non-Executive Director

    Ellis had an extensive career in the upstream oil and gas industry where he spent over 30 years with BP. He now has a portfolio of non-executive board roles. In addition to Lloyd’s Register, he is on the boards of Interoil, Lamprell and Pacific Energy. He has a BSc and PhD in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

  • Chris Finlayson - Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Lloyd’s Register Group Ltd Remuneration Committee

    Chris is Chairman of InterOil Corp. He is also Chairman of Siccar Point Energy and a Director of Høegh LNG. Formerly, he was Chief Executive of BG Group and an Executive Vice President and Managing Director with Royal Dutch Shell. Chris is a geologist, physicist and petroleum engineer with nearly 40 years' technical and commercial experience in the oil and gas industry.

  • Caroline Firstbrook - Non-Executive Director

    Caroline, a Canadian with a degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from Harvard, has worked for a number of professional services firms, and is currently COO at Clifford Chance LLP, a major law firm. She has a background in consultancy, particularly the development of corporate strategy, including managing 1,000 strategy professionals while at Accenture.

  • Ron Henderson- Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Lloyd's Register Group Ltd Audit & Risk Committee

    Ron is also a trustee of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation. A chartered accountant, he is a former CFO of Network Rail and Balfour Beatty. In addition to other non-executive roles, he also served on the UK Auditing Practices Board.

  • Mark Kelsey - Non-Executive Director

    Mark is the Chief Executive Officer for RELX Group PLC’s Risk and Business Analytics division, responsible for Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions and Reed Business Information.

    Having begun his career with RBI in marketing, he went on to pioneer the launch of several online data services in the mid-1990s. Appointed as CEO in 2010, he was responsible for transforming RBI from a traditional magazine publisher to a leading provider of online and data services, turning-around RBI’s business and profitability. Mark holds a BA in Geography from Liverpool University and a MBA from Bradford University.

  • Michael F Lykiardopulo - Senior Independent Director

    Michael was appointed Senior Independent Director on the 26 May 2016. Michael is Managing Director of Lykiardopulo and Co Ltd and is responsible for the commercial management of a fleet of oil tankers and bulk carriers. He is a qualified barrister.

    Michael was part of the Lloyd’s Register Board which helped formulate the plans for the 2012 restructure and he served as a Trustee to help oversee the initial development of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation. He is presently also Chairman of both The UK Defence Club and The Hellenic War Risks Association as well as serving as a Director of The Gard Insurance Mutual.

  • Alastair Marsh - Chief Executive Officer

    Alastair Marsh joined the Board in 2007 and was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in October 2015.  He joined the Board as CFO and following a period of significant growth has now instigated Lloyd's Register's digital transformation strategy.  Prior to joining Lloyd's Register he held senior finance positions at Superscape Group plc, Easynet Group plc, Laporte plc and NCR Corporation.  Alastair is a chartered accountant with a degree from Edinburgh University. 

  • Mary Waldner - Chief Financial Officer

    Mary joined LR in March 2016, having previously been Group Finance Director at Ultra Electronics plc. Before this Mary was Director, Group Finance at QinetiQ Group plc and Group Financial Controller at 3i Group plc. From 1998 to 2008, she held a number of senior roles at British Airways plc.

    She is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Oxford Instruments plc.


Executive Leadership team

  • Alastair Marsh - Chief Executive Officer

    Alastair Marsh joined the Board in 2007 and was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in October 2015.  He joined the Board as CFO and following a period of significant growth has now instigated Lloyd's Register's digital transformation strategy.  Prior to joining Lloyd's Register he held senior finance positions at Superscape Group plc, Easynet Group plc, Laporte plc and NCR Corporation.  Alastair is a chartered accountant with a degree from Edinburgh University. 

  • Tom Boardley - Executive Vice President and Global Head of Corporate and External Affairs

    Tom Boardley

    Tom Boardley was appointed Executive Vice President and Global Head of Corporate and External Affairs at Lloyd’s Register on the 14 March 2016. He is responsible for driving LR’s market influence across all of our business activities and developing a new external affairs function.

    From 2009 to 2016, Tom led the LR Marine business as its Director, responsible for worldwide operations, strategy and business development. Prior to joining LR in 2009, Tom had accumulated 30 years’ experience in the container shipping, ports and logistics business. Commencing his career with the container shipping division of P&O, originally trading as OCL and subsequently as P&O Nedlloyd, Tom held various management roles in the UK, Taiwan, Korea and Japan before being appointed as Director for Australia and New Zealand, based in Sydney in 1996. He left P&O in 2004, joining the Japanese shipping and logistic company NYK, heading their European operation.

    Tom was the President of the UK Chamber of Shipping (2015/2016) and appointed to the UK Maritime Growth Study Advisory Committee (DfT) in January 2015. Tom served as Chairman of IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) for the 2012/2013 year. Highly regarded within the maritime industry, Tom has featured in the Lloyds List Top 100 People in Global shipping and the Tradewinds Power 100.

    Tom is an engineering graduate of Oxford University and is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

  • Nick Brown - Marine & Offshore Director

    Nick BrownNick Brown joined Lloyd’s Register in 1996. He worked as a ship surveyor in Bahrain, Dubai, Finland and Germany and has extensive experience of ship repair and conversion projects. In 2004 he returned to London to work on the development of LR’s award winning “Hull Integrity” service - launched at Posidonia in 2006.

    During 2005 Nick led LR’s global tanker business at a time when IACS’ Common Structural Rules (CSR) for Tankers were being finalised. Following the adoption of the CSRs in 2006, he moved to China, initially in a business development role as the shipbuilding market took off and new ship owners entered the industry. Subsequently, he was promoted to Area General Manager and Marine Manager for Greater China.

    In October 2013, after seven years leading LR’s activities in China, Nick was appointed
    Director for Business Development and Innovation - based at LR’s Global Technology
    Centre (GTC) in Southampton. In July 2014, with LR’s Marine business continuing to grow, he was appointed Marine Chief Operating Officer.

    In January 2016 he was appointed Marine Director, responsible for LR’s entire marine and energy compliance businesses.

    Nick’s focus is on leading LR to meet the technical and commercial challenges facing the
    marine industry, providing the support, services and innovation needed to meet ever
    increasing safety, environmental and efficiency goals.

    He is a graduate of Nottingham University, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a
    Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Marine Engineering,
    Science and Technology.

  • Alasdair Buchanan - Energy Director

    Alasdair BuchananAlasdair was appointed as LR's Energy Director in December 2015. Previously he had joined Senergy in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Managing Director of the Energy Services division. Senergy became part of the LR group in 2013.

    Alasdair began his career as an engineer in the early 1980s after graduating with a BSc Honours in chemical engineering from the University of Edinburgh.

    He went on to gain extensive engineering experience with BJ Services Co, on both onshore and offshore projects around the world, before diversifying into senior management and leadership roles with the company. Among the posts he held were region operations manager for Europe & Africa before going on to become regional manager for a number of other regions including Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa. He then became vice president for technology & logistics with BJ Services in Houston, Texas, where he latterly worked for the company as vice president for international pumping services before joining Halliburton as senior director for global strategy.

  • Paul Butcher - Managements Systems & Inspection Services Director

    Paul Butcher

    Paul Butcher joined LR in 2018, having previously spent a number of years with SAI Global, as Chief Commercial Officer and Global Head of their Assurance Services business. Paul has an excellent track record of helping businesses to deliver growth and, as Director of LR’s Management Systems and Inspection Services business, Paul and approximately 4,000 exceptional colleagues are responsible for ensuring successful delivery of services to over 55,000+ clients around the world.

    After graduating from Southampton University, Paul held a number of leadership roles in the IT services and telecommunications sectors, including positions with Marconi, Ericsson and Damovo.

  • Richard Drury - Group HR Director

    Richard Drury

    Richard joined us on 1st February 2016 and formally took over as Group HR Director on 1st March 2016.

    Richard was most recently Group HR Director for business software group Sage. Richard joined Sage in June 2013 following 12 years with technology business Invensys plc, where he held a number of increasingly senior human resources leadership roles including Group Human Resources Director. He was responsible for providing services to over 21,000 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. Prior to Invensys Richard worked in human resources for Whitbread and with British Airways where he held both HR and customer services leadership roles.

  • Paul Huber- Group Regional Operations Director

    Paul HuberAs Group Regional Operations Director, Paul is responsible for the activities of Group Safety, Global Business Assurance, Group Change Programmes, Group Procurement and Estates, as well as the management of LR’s regional operations in Asia, Americas and EMEA. Paul’s focus is on co-ordinating changes to business support systems, meeting increasing demand for consistent high quality service delivery and handling an increasingly complex global regulatory system. All three of these challenges are interrelated and require integration using efficient IS and HR systems that support our global business.

    Paul joined Lloyd's Register as Director of the Americas region in 2000. He later became Director of the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa), before taking on the position of Chief Operating Officer. In previous executive positions he directed all aspects of company operations at Kvaerner ASA and Willbros Group, Inc. in Oklahoma, London and Houston. Throughout his career Paul has been responsible for developing company-wide growth strategies, implementing a broad spectrum of business development initiatives and overseeing financial performance.

    Paul graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and from the Harvard Business School's Program for Management Development.

    He is married with three children and enjoys golf, white water rafting and hiking.

  • Nial McCollam - Chief Technology Officer

    Nial McCollamNial is responsible for developing and executing LR's Group Technology Strategy, including software, data and digital.

    He co-ordinates and directs the LR Group R&D programme, through the technology directors in the business streams and the Global Technology Centres in Southampton and Singapore, leading our investment programme focused on data, digital and software, and co-ordinating our collaboration with the Lloyd's Register Foundation.

    Nial joined the Senergy Group as Managing Director of Senergy Alternative Energy in 2007. Previously he held roles as CEO of ITI Energy, Consultant with Bain & Co and a senior management position with ExxonMobil.

  • Elaine Roberts - Group Marketing Director

    Elaine Roberts

    As Group Marketing Director, Elaine is responsible for overseeing all of our external marketing, communications and sales activity.

    Elaine joined LR in August 2016. She was Chief Marketing Officer at BCA and has previously held senior marketing roles at Centrica (British Gas); Vodafone and Motorola. Prior to that, Elaine was in the British Army where her postings included roles specialising in high technology weapons systems. She has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Defence Technology and is also a trustee of Engineering UK, a body that promotes engineering and technology careers to young people.

  • Mary Waldner - Chief Financial Officer

    Mary joined LR in March 2016, having previously been Group Finance Director at Ultra Electronics plc. Before this Mary was Director, Group Finance at QinetiQ Group plc and Group Financial Controller at 3i Group plc. From 1998 to 2008, she held a number of senior roles at British Airways plc.

    She is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Oxford Instruments plc.

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