ABP ANNOUNCEMENT: Director Humber
ABP regrets to announce that after 18 years of service, John Fitzgerald, Director Humber, has decided to leave ABP to pursue other interests. His last day in the business will be Wednesday, 30 September 2015.
John Fitzgerald said, "I have enjoyed an exciting career with ABP, working with lots of great people to deliver some of the most significant recent port developments in the UK.
"I feel extremely proud of what we have achieved, not least in merging ABP's Humber operations to create a more unified and efficient business for our customers and our other stakeholders in the region.
"I would like to thank my colleagues, our customers, our suppliers and wider stakeholders who have contributed to successfully establishing the Humber ports as the UK's premier port complex."
ABP Chief Executive, James Cooper, commented, "I would like to thank John for his valuable contribution to many areas of the company. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours."
Simon Bird, presently Chief Executive of the Bristol Port Company, will be taking up the role of Director Humber, starting on 21 September.
Prior to taking up his role at the Bristol Port Company, Mr. Bird held a number of senior roles at the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, International Water and BAe plc.
Commenting on his new appointment, Mr. Bird said, “I am sorry to be leaving Bristol, having enjoyed my time there as Chief Executive for many years. ABP Director Humber offers an exciting new challenge. ABP’s four ports on the Humber are a vital part of the business and are of national strategic importance, serving a wide range of customers across Britain. I am very much looking forward to building on John's work to continue to deliver growth and success for ABP, our customers and the Humber region as a whole."
Mr. Cooper added, "Simon has extensive experience of working in our industry and has successfully led the Bristol Port Company for over 15 years. Simon’s appointment reflects our ongoing commitment to our customers and to the Humber region, where we are in the process of investing over £400 million in state-of-the art facilities and infrastructure.”