Tim Bownes
Tim Bownes, Engineering Director, Port of Milford Haven
Tim Bownes
Programme Director and Executive Director

Tim Bownes

Programme Director and Executive Director

Tim’s extensive background in delivering high-profile engineering projects, makes him a key asset to the Board and the business. He has a wide range of experience covering major port infrastructure developments in the UK and overseas, which has included work in environmentally sensitive areas. His focus is advising on planning and delivery of the Port’s capital infrastructure projects.


Tim joined the Port as Engineering Director in May 2014. He has a wide range of experience covering ports and the construction industry both in the UK and overseas, including work in environmentally sensitive areas.

He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and initially worked in construction contracting for large building and civil engineering companies on offices, industrial installations and large road and rail projects.

In 1997 Tim was appointed Chief Engineer of Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, taking responsibility for a wide range of projects and maintenance activities for the group’s ports at Liverpool, Birkenhead, Heysham, Sheerness and Chatham. Whilst in Liverpool, Tim was responsible for the consenting and construction of the Twelve Quays ferry terminal and for obtaining consent for the in-river terminal now known as Liverpool 2.

Tim moved into consultancy in 2008 and worked for Royal Haskoning, based initially in Liverpool and then Dubai. Projects ranged from construction assistance in India to port master planning in Djibouti. Major projects included the Doha New Port in Qatar, a new coastguard harbour near Muscat in Oman and a new port on Boubyan Island in Kuwait.