Associated British Ports Holdings Ltd announces appointment of Phil Nolan as Non-Executive Chairman

June 29, 2017

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ABP is pleased to announce that Phil Nolan has been appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Associated British Ports Holdings Ltd. Phil replaces Robert Walvis who retired as Chairman on 28 February. Mr Nolan will take up his new role on 4 July.

Mr Nolan is currently also Non-Executive Chairman of Ulster Bank Ireland DAC, John Laing Group Plc and Affinity Water Limited.
Having been educated at Queen’s University, Belfast, where he graduated with a PhD in Geology, Mr Nolan worked with British Petroleum, British Gas and served as CEO of Eircom, Ireland’s national telecommunications supplier from 2002 to 2006.

ABP Chief Executive, James Cooper, said: “Phil brings with him a wealth of expertise and experience from a wide range of businesses.

“We look forward to welcoming him as our new Chairman and working together to take the business forward.”

Phil Nolan, said: "I am delighted to be joining ABP. Its 21 ports play a vital role supporting UK trade and exports, serving a wide range of businesses and manufacturers across Britain.

“ABP’s vision and commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service promise an exciting future. I very much look forward to joining the team.”