OCTOBER 19, 2015—Classification society Lloyd’s Register has named Mark Darley as its new Americas Regional Marine Manager and President of Lloyd’s Register North America (LRNA).
He assumed the position from Tim Protheroe, who will continue as the Operations Director for the Lloyd’s Register Americas region.
In his new role, Darley leads the company’s Marine business for the Americas region, overseeing commercial and business planning and developing strategy to improve the company’s competitive position within the region. He also coordinates with the Marine Group in London and is responsible for achieving operational goals for safety, quality, and financial performance in the Americas.
“I have spent the last few weeks understanding more about our people and meeting our clients across the Americas,” says Darley. “It is clear to me that we have a world class team internally, as well as great potential to build on and grow our relationships and services to clients with the region. Besides our core classification business, we are dedicated to supporting the development of new technologies and innovations that will play a vital role in the immediate and long-term future of shipping throughout the Americas. My focus is to ensure that Lloyd’s Register Americas meets or exceeds our client’s expectations with service innovation and operational excellence in a way more strategically aligned to our clients current and future business challenges.”
Darley has been with Lloyd’s Register for the last 15 years in various operational and business roles. He has served in a wide variety of leadership positions within LR to include positions in the United Kingdom, Middle East, and Asia. Most recently he led the South Asia area.
Darley is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, with a 1st Class Honors degree in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering.