LR Management Systems (LRQA) has appointed Jamie Thompson to the newly created role of Global Sales Director with effect from 30 September 2014.
In order to meet the demands of over 50,000 clients that LRQA serves, including many of the world’s best known brands with operations spanning the globe, Thompson will play a key role in developing LRQA’s sales strategy and leading capability in order to drive sales throughout LRQA’s operations worldwide and deliver even greater value to clients.
Joining from Virgin Media, Thompson has previously worked for some of the world’s biggest brands including Mars, Vodafone and Nestle, and brings a commercial focus and a strong track record of revenue growth and customer relationship management.
Thompson holds a Masters of Engineering (Electronic and Electrical) and will be drawing on his extensive experience across sales, marketing, commercial and manufacturing functions to support LRQA’s strategic aims of revenue and margin growth through diversification, underpinned with his focus on building relationships with clients across the Lloyd’s Register Group.
John Rowley, LRQA Managing Director said, “LRQA is a globally led organisation; Jamie’s appointment, coupled with our commitment to expanding our service portfolio, will help to ensure that we achieve global alignment, excellence and consistency, as well as enabling us to stay totally focused on the client and the unique needs of each geographical market.”
Thompson will report to Paul Graaf, LRQA Chief Operating Officer and will sit on the LRQA Executive Leadership Team.
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About LR Management Systems (LRQA)
LRQA is a member of the Lloyd’s Register group. LRQA is a leading independent provider of assurance services including assessment, certification, validation, verification and training across a broad spectrum of standards and schemes.
About Lloyd’s Register
Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors, with over 9,000 employees in 78 countries.
Lloyd’s Register has a long-standing reputation for integrity, impartiality and technical excellence. Our compliance, risk and technical consultancy services give clients confidence that their assets and businesses are safe, sustainable and dependable. Through its global technology centres and research network, Lloyd’s Register is at the forefront of understanding the application of new science and technology to future-proof its clients’ businesses.
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