Henrik L. Pedersen was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Board of Associated British Ports Holdings in August 2018. Henrik joined ABP from APM Terminals, a key business within The Maersk Group, where he served as Chief Commercial Officer from January 2017. During his 20-year tenure with the Maersk Group he held a wide range of senior leadership roles based in Denmark, USA, China, Panama, Singapore and the Netherlands. Henrik holds a finance degree from Copenhagen Business School as well as completing studies at Columbia, Harvard and IMD business schools.
Marina Wyatt was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of the Board of Associated British Ports Holdings in March 2019. Marina has more than 20 years of experience in senior finance leadership roles as Chief Financial Officer of UBM Plc, TomTom NV, Colt Telecom Plc and Psion Plc. Marina is currently a non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Renewi Plc and supervisory board member of Lucas Bols NV. Marina is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a geography degree from Cambridge University.
Julian Walker became ABP Chief Commercial Officer in September 2019. Prior to joining ABP, he held the role of Chief Operating Officer at Cory Riverside Energy. He has also held senior roles at P&O Ports (now DP World), Euroports and, most recently Impala Terminals, which is part of the Trafigura Group, where he held the position of Chief Operating Officer. He holds an MBA from Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.
Prior to ABP, Simon spent 15 years as CEO of the Bristol Port Company. He also served as Chair of the UK Major Ports Group, was the UK Government’s Senior Ports Advisor, and held Board positions at the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, International Water Limited and British Aerospace plc. Before his industrial career, Simon served a Short Service Commission with the Royal Navy and has an honorary commission, ranked Commodore with The Royal Naval Reserve. Simon serves on the board of The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.
Alastair Welch joined ABP as Regional Director for the Southampton Region in May 2016. Prior to joining ABP Alastair spent much of his career in the aviation industry and has worked at a number of the UK’s key airports, including London’s Heathrow, Stansted and Southend. Alastair’s degree in mechanical engineering, along with his accountancy experience, enabled him to support airlines and airports worldwide in strategy formulation, business and performance development and restructuring.
Andrew Harston became Director of Wales and Short Sea Ports in July 2019, having been Short Sea Ports Director since 2014. He originally joined ABP in 1983 as a Management Trainee, before spending 16 years with Hutchison Ports UK, where he held the role of Port Development Director from 2006-2014. He holds a Maritime Studies degree from the University of Wales and an MBA from Cardiff Business School. Andrew is an elected Director of the Rail Freight Group, Chair of the Suffolk Transport and Infrastructure Board, and a member of the Norfolk and Suffolk All Energy Industry Council.
Mike McCartain joined ABP as Group Director of Safety, Engineering and Marine in April 2019 having been the Director Marine and Compliance since January 2017. Mike joined ABP from Carnival UK where he had been looking after the Cunard and P&O Cruise fleet, of 11 large cruise ships for four years as the Vice President Marine and HESS.
Prior to this he served as a senior officer in the Royal Navy serving on operations world-wide for nearly three decades.
In his spare time he is the Chairman of his local RNLI Lifeboat Station.
Alison Rumsey joined ABP as Chief HR Officer in July 2019. Prior to ABP, Alison was Group HR Director and member of the Executive Committee at Network Rail.
As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Alison has over 30 years’ experience in providing HR leadership to major organisations for Infrastructure, Rail, Financial Services and Government.
Alison is proud to have been nominated for Chief HR officer of the year, EMEA leaders of distinction in 2017.
Angela Morgan has been the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Associated British Ports since 1 July 2019, having previously held the role of Senior Solicitor. Angela has been at ABP for a number of years having first joined the legal team in 2008 and has extensive experience in dealing with the diverse range of matters which arise in relation to ABP. Prior to ABP, Angela worked as a solicitor at leading law firms in both London and New Zealand. Angela holds a double degree in Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
Harm van Weezel was appointed Chief Information Officer of Associated British Ports in February 2019. Harm joined ABP from Welcome Break, the largest UK motorway services operator where he was Chief Information Officer since August 2016. During his 20+ year IT career Harm has held a number of senior IT leadership positions with EDS/ATKearney, Accenture, Tesco, Mars and WPP. Harm holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Erasmus University / Rotterdam School of Management.