Associated British Ports Holdings (ABP), the UK’s largest port operator, has selected Phil Nolan as Non-Executive Chairman, replacing Robert Walvis, who retired as Chairman on February 28, 2017.
Nolan is 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, 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.”
Nolan added: “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.”