Port of Dover announces the appointment of new Chief Executive
Dover Harbour Board, owner and operator of the Port of Dover, has announced the appointment of Doug Bannister as Chief Executive, the company said in its press release.
Doug has an extensive record of successful leadership in the maritime, aviation and ports sectors. As the Port of Dover manages the challenges of Brexit, the Western Docks Revival and developing and implementing a Masterplan for the future, the Board has secured a very high calibre candidate to lead the Executive team and the organisation at this time. Doug will join the Board and take up his position at the latest on 1st March 2019.
About the Port
The Port of Dover is Europe’s busiest international roll-on roll-off ferry port. It handles up to £122 billion (or 17%) of the UK’s trade in goods in 2.6 million freight vehicles. Together with 2.3 million tourist vehicles and around 11.5 million passengers, the Port supports the rapid movement of people and goods with the UK’s largest and nearest trading partner – the EU.
The Port is undertaking its biggest ever single investment, the c.£250m Dover Western Docks Revival, which will deliver:
Relocation and further development of the cargo business with a new cargo terminal and distribution centre;
Creation of greater space within the Eastern Docks for ferry traffic;
A transformed waterfront to ultimately attract a host of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants with Dover's unique backdrop of the harbour, cliffs and castle; and
Much needed quality employment opportunities for local people.