(Thomas) John PARKER

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1942-04-08
Education Belfast Coll of Technol, Queen's Univ Belfast
Books & Publications
Recreations sailing, reading, music, the countryside
Clubs Royal Ulster Yacht, Royal Thames Yacht, Royal Yacht Sqdn
Style Sir John Parker, GBE, FREng
Career shipbuilder and engr; Harland & Wolff Ltd: memb Ship Design Team 1963-69, ship prodn mangr 1969-71, prodn drawing office mangr 1971-72, gen mangr Sales and Projects Dept 1972-74; md Austin & Pickersgill (shipbuilders) Sunderland 1974-78, dep chief exec British Shipbuilders Corp 1980-83 (bd memb for shipbuilding mktg and ops 1978-80), chm and chief exec Harland & Wolff plc 1983-93 (non-exec dir 1993-96); chm: Babcock Int Gp plc 1994-2000 (dep chm and chief exec 1993-94), Lattice Gp plc (following demerger from BG Gp) 2000-02 (non-exec dir BG Gp plc 1997-2000), Firth Rixon 2001-03 (dep chm 1999-2001), RMC Gp 2002-04 (dep chm 2001-02), National Grid Transco plc (following Lattice's merger with National Grid) 2002-11, Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co (P&O) 2005-07 (dep chm Feb-May 2005), Anglo American plc 2009-, Mondi plc (jt chm); dep chm DP World Dubai 2007-; dir: QUBIS Ltd Belfast 1984-93, British Coal Corp 1986-93, AS Quatro Norway 1989-93, AS Cinco Norway 1989-93, GKN plc 1993-2003, P&O Princess Cruises 2000-03, Brambles Industries plc 2001-03, Carnival Corp and Carnival plc (formerly P&O Princess Cruises) 2003-, EADS 2007-; memb Ct of Dirs Bank of England 2004-09 (sr non-exec dir and chm); vice-pres Engrg Employers Fedn; memb: Cncl RINA 1978-80 and 1982- (vice-pres 1985, pres 1996-99), Int Ctee Bureau Veritas Paris 1981-97, Gen Ctee Lloyd's Register of Shipping 1983- (chm Technical Ctee 1996-2001), Industry Devpt Bd NI 1983-87, Br Ctee Det Norske Veritas Oslo 1984-94, Ctee of Mgmnt RNLI 1998-, Smeatonian Soc of Civil Engrgs; chllr Univ of Southampton 2006-11; Worshipful Co of Shipwrights (Liveryman 1978, prime warden 2000-01); Hon DSc: Queen's Univ of Belfast 1985, Univ of Ulster 1992, Univ of Abertay 1997, Univ of Surrey 2001, Univ of Southampton 2006, Plymouth Univ 2012, Univ of Aston 2012, Falmouth Coll 2013; Hon ScD TCD 1986; FRINA 1978, FIMarE 1979, FREng 1982
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