The Port of Milford Haven announced the appointment of Chris Martin as its new Chairman. Martin has been appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport and will take up the post on August 1, 2017.
Born and bred in Pembrokeshire Martin has been Vice Chairman of the Port of Milford Haven for the last four and a half years, a role he will now relinquish to become Non-Executive Chairman of the Port. For the majority of his career he has been an entrepreneur building and then selling pharmacy chains in the South West of England and Pembrokeshire. In more recent years he has fulfilled a number of nonexecutive and voluntary roles, being Chairman of four health organizations in west Wales and the lead Chairman of all health Organizations in Wales from 2009 to 2014. He is also currently a Non-Executive with Alliance Healthcare Distribution (UK) Ltd, Managing Director of his own property development company, Deputy Chairman of the Bevan Commission and a member of the Marie Curie Wales Advisory Board.
Martin succeeds Peter Jones who, in stepping down from the post of Chairman at the end of July, will be drawing to a close an active involvement in the management of UK ports that first began in 1977 and whose career included being Chief Executive of the UK’s two largest port groups.