During his 18 years with TT, based in Sydney, Laurence has consistently championed safety in the port and terminal industry to assist the TT membership, and the industry at large, in becoming safer and more secure. His range of industry experience has provided considerable value to TT, further enhancing the insurer’s global reach and credibility in the broader industry.

“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.”

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.

Laurence Jones

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. Prior to 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 hands-on approach with TT Club’s membership to highlight first-hand the areas where risks may be reduced.

Many will recognise Laurence from his extensive presence at a wide range of industry events. As a moderator, Laurence has demonstrated a talent for probing panellists and drawing questions from the audience.

Indeed, ever active in the wider transport and logistics industry, 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).

While TT will continue to enjoy Laurence’s presence for the remainder of this 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.