DP World in UK management restructure after Southampton buyout

Further to the announcement in November 2015 of DP World emerging sole owner of DP World Southampton, a new UK management structure has been introduced which will harness the synergies of both DP World London Gateway and DP World Southampton.

With effect from 1st April 2016, Chris Lewis, Managing Director of DP World Southampton, will be appointed DP World’s Managing Director for the United Kingdom reporting into DP World’s European Head Office based in London.  This national approach will manage the collaboration of the two DP World businesses in the UK, bringing increased efficiencies to our operations, further enhancing our service levels and offering growth opportunities to all DP World customers in the UK.

Succeeding Chris Lewis will be the current Finance Director, Nick Loader who will be appointed Chief Executive Officer of DP World Southampton from 1st April.

At DP World London Gateway, CEO Simon Moore has been appointed DP World’s Senior Vice President, Commercial and Strategy, based in DP World’s Head Office in Dubai also from the 1stApril.  He will be responsible for the development and implementation of DP World’s overarching commercial and customer interface strategy to drive business performance, growth and market share.  Cameron Thorpe, who was appointed General Manager of DP World London Gateway Port in February 2015, will succeed Simon Moore as Chief Executive Officer of DP World London Gateway.

Ganesh Raj, SVP and MD Europe & Russia said, “This new UK management structure will allow an ever increased focus on our customer service and enable these two world-class businesses to excel further.  Both businesses have fantastic teams and much can be learnt from each other which is good for staff, good for our operations and good for our UK customers.”   



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