Laurence Jones announces that 2024 will be his final year


He will be missed by his colleagues, his contacts within TT’s membership and so many of his friends and associates across the global industry.

After a career of over 50 years, the last 18 of which spent as Global Risk Assessment Director at cargo handling insurance specialist TT Club, Laurence Jones has announced that 2024 will be his final year.

“In his time with us Laurence has applied his deep expertise of port and terminal operations and enthusiasm for improving safety and security for the benefit of the Membership,” says Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Director Risk Management.

“I’m pleased that Laurence has agreed to dedicate this year to continuing to transfer his skills and knowledge within the business, including to last year’s newcomers, Neil Dalus and Josh Finch, who are already expanding the capacity of the loss prevention function to deliver TT’s high standards of risk assessment and risk management output.”

Rich career

As a qualified engineer, Laurence’s 52-year career has spanned general management, operations, maintenance, design, construction, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering, industrial relations, safety, environment, risk assessment, and auditing.

These varied skills have been brought to bear in the fields of bulk materials handling (terminals, open-cut mines, and underground mines), container terminals, logistics (rail and road), manufacturing (steel), and insurance.

Before joining TT, Laurence worked 26 years for BHP Billiton and then spent eight years in container terminals with P&O Ports. After assisting with the integration of P&O Ports and DP World, he joined TT in December 2006 for a role that spanned internal advice and support in underwriting decisions and claims assessment, together with a hands-on approach with TT Club’s membership to highlight first-hand the areas where risks may be reduced.

Laurence has participated actively on ICHCA boards and Technical Panels. He has also energetically supported the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA), specifically promoting safety from the perspective of loss experience, as well as with the International Association of Ports & Harbors (IAPH).