Gary Wilson retires from ABP

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Gary Wilson who retires as Head of Marine in the Humber.

Associated British Ports (ABP) in the Humber bids farewell to Gary Wilson, Head of Marine after four years in the role.

Gary joined ABP after a successful career as Harbour Master of various ports around the UK, including Felixstowe, and overseas in Australia. He joined ABP in 2018 as Head of Marine.

His maritime career stretches back 50 years and began when he joined the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. He spent 25 years travelling the world and supporting the Royal Navy, some of his highlights were visiting the Far East, South Africa, and the west coast of Canada. He was on board Sir Tristram during the Falklands War in 1982 when it was attacked and attended the commemoration dinner in London in June to mark 40 years since the conflict.

Simon Bird, Regional Director in the Humber said: “On behalf of everyone at ABP Humber we extend our thanks for everything Gary has done over his long and distinguished career.  We wish him all the very best for the future.”

Gary Wilson said: “It’s been a privilege to have worked for Simon and the Humber Leadership Team, and to have led the Marine team.

“I have some very nice memories and it’s been an honour to have worked with them and the great responsibility they have. I’m handing over to Paul a very focused, successful team who are ready to navigate the waters ahead of them.”

Gary is replaced by Paul Bristowe.