Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced Thomas Boardley will join the organisation on October 1, 2018 as Secretary General, CLIA Europe
In his new role, he will play a key part in strategically implementing CLIA programmes across Europe.
Boardley is a seasoned professional in the global shipping and port industries, and most recently held the position of Executive Vice President, Corporate & External Affairs, Lloyd’s Register.
Here, he was responsible for driving Lloyd’s Register’s market influence across all of its business activities, including marine and offshore, energy, inspection services and management systems, plus the development of a new external affairs function.
Boardley began his career with OCL as a graduate trainee in 1978 and was with OCL, P&OCL, P&O Containers, and latterly P&O Nedlloyd and P&O Ports, for 26 years.
He joined the Board of P&O Containers in 1996, was responsible for the merger of P&O and Nedlloyd in ANZ from 1996 until 2002, when he was appointed Chief Commercial & Development Officer for P&O Ports, where he led the acquisition of four businesses. Boardley was European CEO of NYK Line between 2005 and 2007 and UK MD of CMA-CGM 2008-09; before joining Lloyds Register in 2009.
“Tom’s extensive industry body experience makes him a welcome addition to our leadership team,” said Cindy D’Aoust, CLIA president and CEO.
“These are dynamic times for the European cruise market and I look forward to working with Tom to ensure the future continued success of the cruise market throughout Europe.”
Boardley’s pro-bono positions include Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mission to Seafarers, a charity devoted to seafarers’ welfare, and visiting Professor at Strathclyde University. He is board member for World Ocean Council, UCL Energy Institute & Institute for Sustainable Resources International Advisory Board, and the London International Shipping Week Advisory Board. He was the President of UK Chamber of Shipping from 2015 to 2016.