The Mission to Seafarers is pleased to announce that Tom Boardley, executive vice president of Lloyd’s Register, has been appointed as the new chairman of the global maritime welfare charity. Boardley will formally take on the role from the incumbent chairman Robert Woods CBE on April 1.
“I am pleased to be handing over the chairmanship of The Mission to Seafarers to Tom Boardley,” said Woods. “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 has been with Lloyd’s Register since 2009 and has 30 years experience in the maritime sector. He has worked in senior positions at some of the world’s largest shipping concerns and has featured in the Lloyd’s List Top 100 People in Global Shipping and the Tradewinds Power 100. He is currently the president of RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects) and is a past president of the UK Chamber of Shipping (2015/2016). Boardley was also appointed to the UK Maritime Growth Study Advisory Committee in January 2015.
“The Mission to Seafarers plays a crucial role within the maritime industry, it is an honour to be invited to be Chairman of a charity with such a proud history and bright future,” Boardley said.