LR Unveils First Members of Maritime Decarbonisation Hub Advisory Panel

LR has named the industry experts who have joined the advisory panel of its Maritime Decarbonisation Hub and will ensure that the Hub fulfils its mission of providing the right level of insight, collaboration and leadership to support the shipping industry address its decarbonisation challenges.

The panel is made up of representatives from across the industry and includes:

  • Ole Graa Jakobsen – VP Head of Fleet Technology at AP Moller-Maersk
  • Tom Strang – Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs at Carnival Maritime
  • Aoife O’Leary – Director at Environmental Defence Fund
  • Damien Speight – Head of Markets Innovation at Orsted
  • Katy Ware – Director of UK Maritime Services at the MCA                            

The members of the advisory panel will report into a Governance Board made up of representatives from Lloyd’s Register Group and Foundation, which will meet quarterly and review all aspects of the programme.

LR’s Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, launched in October 2020, is a dedicated centre of excellence to accelerate the safe, sustainable and cost-effective decarbonisation of world shipping in support of delivering greenhouse gas reduction targets.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the Advisory Panel onboard our Maritime Decarbonisation Hub. They represent different areas of shipping, from regulators to shipowners, as well as energy providers outside of the industry, which will help us pinpoint the challenges these areas are facing. Their role is fundamental in ensuring that the Hub works in line with its primary mission which is to help the shipping industry safely and sustainably transition to a decarbonised fleet,” commented LR’s Decarbonisation Programme Manager, Charles Haskell…


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