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About the Lloyd’s Register Foundation

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation is a UK charity established in 2012. With our mission to protect the safety of life and property, and to advance transport and engineering education and research, the Foundation has an important role to play in meeting the challenges of today and the future. 

A proud tradition

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation is a young charity, set up in 2012, but it is the product of an organisation with a long tradition of public benefit, Lloyd’s Register.


To secure for the benefit of the community high technical standards of design, manufacture, construction, maintenance, operation and performance for the purpose of enhancing the safety of life and property at sea and on land and in the air. 

Five year plan 2016-2021

The Foundation published its five year strategy in 2014. It sets out how through our grant making and direct charitable activities we aim to connect science, safety and society by supporting research of the highest quality and promoting skills and education. It still holds its value and remains unchanged. We have set out how we aim to deliver our strategy through a five year plan. The seven goals in the new 2016-2021 five year plan articulate our focus and priorities going forward. It will be reviewed and refreshed annually to factor in experience and new opportunities. 


The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, which is responsible for setting the Foundation’s strategy and for ensuring it fulfils its objectives – delivering public benefit – and for ensuring good governance. The Foundation Chief Executive, Richard Clegg, is responsible to the Board for the operation of the Foundation.


We are fortunate to have a range of people who share our cause and have agreed to act as our 100A1 Ambassadors. They are associated in different ways with the Foundation including people from our grants community, Advisory Council, Trustees and colleagues and employees from LR. The 100A1 programme is in its early stages and the list of current ambassadors appears below. This will grow as the scheme progresses. Our 100A1 Ambassadors will be promoting the work of the Foundation and raise awareness of our mission.


The Advisory Council was set up at the end of 2015 to assist the Foundation on delivering our charitable aims. It provides independent expert advice, support and constructive challenge in areas including developing general strategy and plans, identifying new funding opportunities and emerging priorities, maximising impact plus suggesting other bodies to work with. The Advisory Council meets twice a year.

For enquiries relating to the Lloyd's Register Foundation, please use the contact us form below.

For ship enquiries, statistical research or ancestry information, please use our historical enquiry form or the Lloyd's Register of Ships online.