Deep Sea Director
Dick was appointed as Deep Sea Director in 2012, having been Marketing Director since 2010. He began his career with Houlder Brothers of London and spent twelve years at sea voyaging throughout the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, obtaining his Masters ticket in Australia in 1976.
On coming ashore, his first experience of port management was on a small new wharf in the Nigerian Port of Lagos. In 1981 he returned to Europe when he was appointed General Manager of Lovell's Wharf in London. Dick then progressed to play a leading role in the development of Port Sutton Bridge which quickly established itself as a popular east coast port for the North Sea and Baltic short-sea trades.
Throughout his career, Dick has worked on a number of port development projects including the Humber Sea Terminal, Salalah (Oman), Xiamen (China) and Bahrain. From 2001 to 2009 he was Marketing Director at the Port of Maputo in Mozambique, where a European consortium invested US$70m to achieve a fourfold increase in turnover within six years and successfully re-established Maputo as one of East Africa’s principal deep water gateways.
Dick brings wide experience of port development, sales and marketing to the Port of Milford Haven. His skills will strengthen the senior management team and provide a strong focus for growth of the deep water port.