New Chief Exec to Join UKMPG in November


United Kingdom Major Ports Group (UKMPG), the trade association representing most of the larger commercial ports in the UK, has announced that Tim Morris will be taking over from Theresa Crossley as the Chief Executive of UKMPG from November.

Morris joins UKMPG from Hanover, the communications consultancy, where he was head of their Energy and Infrastructure practice.

Prior to Hanover, Tim spent 11 years with Tata Steel Europe, most recently as Head of Public Affairs.

Before entering the steel industry, Morris was a management consultant with McKinsey.

UKMPG has nine members who, between them, own and operate over 40 ports, accounting for more than 70% of the total tonnage handled in UK ports.

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James Cooper, UKMPG Chair, said: “We are very pleased to have Tim on board.

“The UK’s major ports are a vital, highly productive part of the UK economy and essential for the success of the UK as a globally trading nation post Brexit.

“Tim’s background and experience will be invaluable in the further development of the UKMPG, building on the solid foundation laid by Theresa.”

Morris commented: “I’m delighted to be joining the UKMPG at such an important time for the UK’s major ports.

“As well as providing the UK with its largest gateway to the world they are also important drivers of regional investment, good jobs and sustainability across the UK.

“I look forward to working with our members to ensure that they remain competitive and can continue to contribute to economic growth in the UK.”

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