Nick Brown to succeed Alistair Marsh at LR

Nick Brown, 45, is to succeed Alastair Marsh as group CEO at British class society Lloyd’s Register (LR).

Marsh has decided to step down from his role and retire from the group he has worked for over the past 14 years with a view to taking on some non-executive and advisory roles.

Brown, currently marine and offshore director, will succeed Marsh on January 1.

On his successor, Marsh commented: “He knows the company inside out having risen through the ranks, yet his views are progressive and forward-looking. I am very confident that LR will continue to prosper under his leadership, building upon our strengths and embracing new opportunities.”

Brown, whose 24-year LR career has included stints in China, Bahrain, Hamburg and Helsinki, said today: “My new role comes at a time of change – the pandemic, global economic recovery and climate change – and I am confident that Lloyd’s Register has both the agility and resilience to survive and thrive.”

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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