Tom is Marine Director at Lloyd’s Register (LR) and responsible for worldwide operations, strategy and business development. Founded in the City of London in 1760, LR works closely with shipbuilders, shipowners and insurers to ensure ships are safe to operate throughout their life. LR also provides technical advice to the marine industry on environmental and regulatory matters.
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.
At Japanese shipping giant NYK, Tom managed the European operations for the container shipping division, including the coordination of related activities, inland logistics and supply chain management for major Japanese manufactures. At P&O Ports, Tom led business development and acquisitions activity, helping build a global network of container ports that was acquired by Dubai Ports World in 2006. Tom also managed the Canadian business, post-acquisition, based for a year in Vancouver B.C.
Tom is the current President of the UK Chamber of Shipping and was appointed to the UK Maritime Growth Study Advisory Committee (DfT) in January 2015. Tom was the Chairman of IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) for the 2012-2013 year.
Highly regarded within the maritime industry, Tom has featured in the Lloyd’s 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.