Senior Management Team

Meet our Senior Management Team:

Tom Sawyer, Chief Executive and Executive Director

Tom Sawyer, Chief Executive and Executive Director

Tom joined the Port in April 2022 and he is a passionate advocate for the opportunities presented by Pembrokeshire and the region. A dynamic leader with a broad professional background, Tom will be instrumental in driving performance, strengthening existing relationships and building sustainable future propositions. He’ll work closely with the Board and the Leadership Team to ensure the continued smooth running of the Port’s core operations while overseeing the exciting next chapter in the Port’s continued transformation.

Jonathan Chitty, Chief Financial Officer, Port of Milford Haven

Jonathan Chitty, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Jonathan ensures the business and the Board are appropriately advised on all financial matters with experience across multi-sectors, and in financial management and strategy. He brings wide reaching commercial and operational insights, focused on maintaining effective core services while exploring new ventures.

Vidette Swales, HR Director, Port of Milford Haven

Vidette Swales, HR Director

Vidette’s clear focus is on developing our most important asset, our people. Her career has encompassed both the public and private sectors and she is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She was instrumental in retaining the Investors in People award in 2018 and will continue to work closely with the Board and the business to ensure our employees are equipped to deliver our long-term strategic goals.

Mike Ryan, Harbourmaster and Marine Director

Mike Ryan, Harbourmaster and Marine Director

Responsible for the safe use of the Waterway by all users, Mike works with the Board and the operational business units to ensure our marine operations work effectively, and that we maintain the level of service our customers expect from us. Gained during a long Naval career, Mike brings extensive experience in managing complex operational situations. His focus is on delivering strategic and operational goals, and on maximising efficiencies and best practice in a safe working environment.

Natalie Britton, Operations Director, Port of Milford Haven

Natalie Britton, Operations Director

Natalie focuses on maintaining operational excellence across our land side operations with additional responsibility for safety and environmental commitments across the Port. A qualified Chemical Engineer, Natalie brings a wealth of experience from the chemical, energy and marine sectors, and has significant operational experience with some of the Port’s major Waterway stakeholders.

Steve Edwards, Commercial Director, Port of Milford Haven

Steve Edwards, Commercial Director

Steve is focused on exploring opportunities for growing the business and working closely with our existing customers and stakeholders. He has a depth of experience in delivering customer and stakeholder benefits and can help ensure developments work within the Group’s core values. His passion for energy development is a key advantage as we move into the delivery phase of Pembroke Dock Marine and explore the potential opportunities it will unlock.

Matt Jones, Project Director


Matt Jones, Projects Director

With a wealth of experience in delivering complex organisational projects at both operational and strategic levels, Matt is leading on the delivery of the Port’s ambitious project portfolio. His aim is to ensure that current and future project activity complements long-term aims and continues to enhance operational activities and create commercial opportunities by managing change effectively.