Richard will assume the role of COO as of November 1st 2017.
Richard joined GasLog from the Foresight Group, a company with a strong global presence including Shipping, Offshore Oil Drilling & Engineering, where he served as advisor to the Chairman, family Board members and the senior management.
Previously Richard served as CEO of Lloyd’s Register Group from 2007 to 2015, providing compliance and consultancy services to 60,000 global clients in 78 countries. Previously, Richard worked as a Director of Asset Management for the Royal Bank of Scotland in the Shipping and Offshore Energy Division.
Before that, Richard held a number of positions at Lloyd’s Register including in Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Japan. Whilst in Japan he oversaw, on behalf of Lloyds Register, the construction of LNG newbuildings the North West Shelf project and was the local liaison for the Shell LNG vessels operating from Brunei.
Earlier in Richard’s career, he was an Engineering Officer in the Royal Navy before studying Naval Architecture at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Richard is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, where he is also a Trustee and a member of the audit and risk committee. He holds Honorary Doctorates from the University of Southampton and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and is a visiting Professor of Dalian Maritime University.Richard is also an elder Brethren and Trustee of Trinity House. Richard also served for three years as the President of the Welding Institute in Cambridge.