Programme aims to support the public reputation of the charity and extend its networks of influence.
The Lloyd’s Register Foundation has today launched an ambassador programme, 100A1 Ambassador. As a global charity committed to enhancing the safety of life and property and advancing public education, its aim through the ambassador programme is to build an international network of friends, stakeholders and beneficiaries who are willing to promote the mission of the Foundation and its causes.
Thirty-five leading figures from academia and industry have so far accepted the Foundation’s invitation to become 100A1 Ambassadors. Some of these ambassadors joined Professor Richard Clegg, Foundation Chief Executive, at a welcome dinner on 25 April.
Richard said: “I am honoured to welcome our first pioneering ambassadors all who have committed to the scheme despite their busy schedules. We believe they will extend our global presence and help us become a ‘known Foundation’, be more impactful, and build relationships with potential collaborators, beneficiaries, other institutions, plus wider society and the communities we serve.”
Max Landry, Chief Executive of The Conversation , one of the new 100A1 Ambassadors said: “Working with the Foundation has been a really rewarding experience, both as a recipient of a grant and now as an Ambassador for the Foundation, whose aims I personally support. Risk as a concept is something that affects all citizens, and the Foundation is working hard to reduce, prevent and create resilient solutions that will protect and enhance people’s lives. It is a privilege to support their work through the Ambassador programme.”
The name of the programme reflects the history of the organisation. 100A1 was introduced as the highest classification in 1870, following a revision to Lloyd’s Register’s (LR) Rules and Regulations, which laid down the standards for construction and maintenance of ships. 100A1, as part of the LR class notation, is still used today; 100 signifies the ship is suitable for sea going service, A means the ship is constructed or accepted into LR class and maintained in an efficient condition, 1 means the anchoring and mooring equipment is good and efficient.
The Foundation may invite 100A1 Ambassadors to represent it at events such as functions, exhibitions, talks, and visits. Likewise, 100A1 Ambassadors may identify and propose occasions to the Foundation arising from their own network, where they foresee a personal opportunity to represent the Foundation. Appointments will be for three years, which can be extended by mutual agreement, and members will be unpaid except for expenses.
Left to right: Professor Saiful Islam, Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Bath; Victoria Culkin, Lloyd’s Register Foundation; Mark Batty, Lloyd's Register Foundation/RAEng Fellowship, University of Kent; Dr Tim Slingsby, Lloyd’s Register Foundation; Professor Michael Fitzpatrick, Pro-VC at Coventry University; Aleksandra Bujkovic, IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) Graduate Foundation Scholar; Rosemary Martin, Lloyd’s Register Foundation Trustee; Dr Themis Prodromakis, Reader in Nanoelectronics at the University of Southampton and Director of the Lloyd's Register Foundation International Consortium for Nanotechnology; Dr Hayaatun Sillem, Deputy CEO and Director of Strategy, RAEng; Sophie Damy, PhD Student at Imperial College London; Professor Chad Staddon, Professor of Resource Economics and Policy at University of the West of England; Max Landry, Chief Executive of The Conversation; Laura Vivar, National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) PhD student; Dr Arnab Majumdar, Director of the Transport Risk Management Centre, Imperial College London; Tom Boardley, Lloyd’s Register; Jim Harrison, IMLI Trustee; Professor Richard Clegg, Lloyd’s Register Foundation.