Katharine Palmer qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science from the University of Leeds, UK and a MSc in Environmental Biogeochemistry from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Katharine joined BP, after graduating, where she started her career in the marine industry in research and development of marine lubricants, subsequently she moved to BP Shipping as the Environmental Manager, her career in BP Shipping span 10 years where she was responsible for setting policy, strategy and providing specialist operational and technical advice to ship operations and new construction.
Katharine represented BP externally on marine environmental issues and advocacy, notably working with associations such as OCIMF, UK Chamber of Shipping and SEAaT. Katharine joined Lloyd’s Register two years ago to lead the team of environmental subject matter experts. Katharine and her team provide thought leadership, consultancy and advice in a range of marine environmental issues and are based at the Lloyd’s Register Global technology centre in Southampton, UK.