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. Tom will formally take on the role from the incumbent Chairman Robert Woods CBE on the 1 April 2017.
 
Robert Woods said, “I am pleased to be handing over the chairmanship of The Mission to Seafarers to Tom Boardley.  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.”
 
Tom 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 featured in the Lloyds List Top 100 People in Global Shipping and the Tradewinds Power 100. Tom is currently the President of RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects).  Previously, Tom was the President of the UK Chamber of Shipping (2015/2016) and was appointed to the UK Maritime Growth Study Advisory Committee in January 2015. 
 
On hearing of his appointment, Tom said, “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”.