Tim Waggot follows Bob Goldfield as head of DHB
Dover Harbour Board (DHB) has confirmed the permanent appointment of Tim Waggott as its chief executive.
Tim Waggott, the port’s former chief operating officer, was appointed acting CEO in June this year following Bob Goldfield’s retirement after 11 years at the helm of the UK port.
“When asking Tim Waggott to step into the role of acting chief executive I was quoted as saying that he possessed the right experience, qualifications, drive and ability to take this organisation forward together with its customers and community,” said DHB chairman George Jenkins OBE.
“It is clear to the board that Tim has now demonstrated his ability to undertake the role on a permanent basis.”
“He has quickly established improving relationships with the customers and the community as well as implementing organisational changes.”
“I am therefore pleased to confirm and congratulate Tim on his appointment as chief executive.”
Tim joined the Port of Dover in April 2007 as director of finance and commercial relations having previously held executive board positions with the Port of Shoreham, Leaders Group Limited and Rentokil Initial PLC having gained early career experience in the financial services and travel and tourism sectors. He also served for five years until 2011 as Honorary Treasurer and Council Member of industry bodies the British Ports Association and Port Skills and Safety, and previously sat on the board of the Port Advisory Group of UK Trade and Investment.