(LONDON) — The Mission to Seafarers has appointed Tom Boardley, executive vice president of Lloyd’s Register, as the new chairman of the global maritime welfare charity. Boardley will formally take on the role from the incumbent chairman, Robert Woods, on April 1.
“I am pleased to be handing over the chairmanship of the Mission to Seafarers to Tom Boardley," Woods said. "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.”
Boardley, who has been with Lloyd’s Register since 2009, has 30 years' experience in the maritime sector, has worked in senior positions at some of the world’s largest shipping concerns, and has been featured in the Lloyd's List Top 100 People in Global Shipping and the Tradewinds Power 100. He is currently the president of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA). Previously, he was the president of the U.K. Chamber of Shipping (2015/2016) and was appointed to the U.K. Maritime Growth Study Advisory Committee in January 2015.
On hearing of his appointment, Boardley said, “The Mission to Seafarers plays a crucial role within the maritime industry. It is an honor to be invited to be chairman of a charity with such a proud history and bright future."
For more information, visit www.missiontoseafarers.org.