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New man at Dover’s helm

[ September 3, 2018   //   ]

Dover Harbour Board has appointed Doug Bannister as its new chief executive, following the departure of Tim Waggott in March this year.

A dual British and US citizen, Bannister is currently group chief executive of Jersey Airport and Jersey Harbours and was previously managing director of Maersk Line UK.  His international business experience includes transportation organisations in North America, Europe, Asia, India and New Zealand.

He will take up his position by 1 March 2019.

Dover chairman Richard Everitt, said: “After an extensive search I am very happy to welcome Doug and his family to East Kent. He joins at a challenging time for the Port and its key customers. His skills, experience and personality will strengthen the executive team and I am confident his appointment will be welcomed by all the Port’s stakeholders.”

Doug Bannister added: “I am very pleased to be given this opportunity to advance the success of the Port of Dover in what will be a challenging chapter in its rich history.  I am looking forward to working with the team, our customers and stakeholders to deliver this ambition.”