Shipping in 2030 and Beyond: The Responsibilities and Role of our Government and Armed Forces in the Global Supply Chain

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A Whitehall Dialogue with Richard Sadler, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Lloyd’s Register Group Limited.Richard Sadler

In his presentation, Richard Sadler will discuss why a long-term commercial shipping strategy must be matched by a global shipping defence strategy. He will examine the strategic role shipping plays in support of UK defence and the global economy, the value it provides to society and the consequences that will arise if the UK government fails to treat the maritime supply chain as critical national infrastructure.

Richard Sadler is Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Lloyd’s Register Group Limited. He joined Lloyd's Register in 1976 and worked in the marine, industrial and offshore sectors before moving overseas for twelve years. He returned to the UK in 1995 as Corporate IT Business Manager and held a number of posts before becoming Marine General Manager, London in 2000. Richard moved to the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2004 as Director Ship Asset Management and rejoined Lloyd's Register in 2006 as Lloyd's Register EMEA Director. He formally took up his current appointment on 1 July 2007. He is a Visiting Professor of Dalian Maritime University, a member of the Singapore Maritime Institute International Advisory Panel, a member of the UCL Energy Institute International Advisory Board and honorary member of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors.

Refreshments will be served from 1515.

This event is ‘off the record’ and closed to the media.

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