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DP World streamlines in the UK

[ February 26, 2016   //   ]

DP World is to set up a new UK management structure following its acquisition of the entire container operation in Southampton from ABP on 2 November.

From 1 April, DP World Southampton managing director Chris Lewis (no relation to FBJ’s editor) becomes DP World’s managing director for the UK reporting into DP World’s European Head Office based in London.

The aim is to manage the collaboration of the two DP World businesses in the UK. Current finance director, Nick Loader succeeds Chris Lewis, becoming chief executive officer of DP World Southampton on the same date.

Meanwhile DP World London Gateway chief executive Simon Moore has been appointed DP World’s senior vice president, commercial and strategy, based in DP World’s Dubai head office.

Cameron Thorpe, who was appointed London Gateway general manager in February 2015 will succeed Simon Moore .