Alec’s career spans both corporate finance and substantial experience of leading major businesses in the port/infrastructure sector.
On completing his degree Alec went to work for merchant bank Robert Fleming handling flotations, takeovers, mergers and fundraisings. One transaction in the early 1990’s was the Merseyside Docks & Harbour Co’s acquisition of the port of Sheerness. He made an impression and was asked to join MHDC as planning and strategy manager, moving swiftly to director of planning.
Following several years with the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company he was appointed as Chief Executive of the Maputo Port Development Company in Mozambique. As CEO of this newly formed company Alec led the organisation to complete concessioning of the Port in 2003. This led to a substantial reconstruction programme and the establishment of an independently owned and operated port, generating substantial volume growth and inward investment.
Returning to the UK in 2004 as Director of the Port of Liverpool he was responsible for one of the UK’s most successful and diversified ports handling over 30 million tonnes of cargo per annum.
Alec now leads the Port of Milford Haven, the third largest port in the UK by volume. He brings with him a mix of skills, experience and abilities to drive the business along and achieve long term value through leadership and change. He is also a trustee of the Port's Pension Fund.