Alastair Marsh is the Group Chief Executive of Lloyd’s Register Group, a professional and engineering services company with a current turnover of £850m and over 250 offices in 75 countries.Alastair has been with Lloyd’s Register for twelve years, initially as Chief Financial Officer, and in the last three years he made the transition from CFO to CEO. Lloyd’s Register supports over 60,000 clients to minimise risk and optimise the performance of their assets and processes across a range of sectors centred upon critical infrastructure including oil and gas, nuclear, low-carbon, chemicals, manufacturing and food. Safety and risk are at the heart of the Group, which began as Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, a marine classification company, and continues to be one of the four key global providers of this service. Cyber, data and digital technologies are a key strategic focus and, through its global technology centres, Lloyd’s Register is at the forefront of the application of new science and technology to future-proof clients’ businesses.In his time with Lloyd’s Register, Alastair has been instrumental in doubling the size of the business through organic and inorganic growth.Alastair takes a keen interest in the preservation of maritime history through the Group’s partnership with the Lloyd’s Register Foundation that owns a comprehensive archive made available to the public through the Heritage and Education Centre.Alastair is a chartered accountant and prior to joining Lloyd’s Register, spent six years with Price Waterhouse and subsequently held a number of senior management positions within the telecoms, chemicals, software, technology and computing sectors.This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Alastair has declared no such activity.