Year Appointed: November 2017Appointed Chairman: January 2020
Mark Chown has extensive business experience in the private equity, leisure, property and aviation sectors. He held senior executive and non-executive positions with Flybe Group plc over 18 years, until 2014, including Deputy Chairman. During this time Flybe quadrupled in size, to become Europe's largest regional airline. Mark led the successful acquisition of BA Connect, the IPO on the London Stock Exchange and other significant corporate transactions. Mark has held non-executive director and Chairman roles in substantial businesses in the leisure, property and IT sectors. Mark has a BA (Econ) from Manchester University and a post graduate qualification from the Manchester School of Management. He trained as chartered accountant with what is now PWC, before moving into the private equity sector with 3i plc, prior to becoming a partner in an independent private equity firm. Mark is a member of both the Audit Committee and Risk Committee at Ports of Jersey.
Mark sits on PoJ Risk Committee (Chair), PoJ Audit Committee
Jeff HumeSenior Independent Director
Year Appointed: 2019
Charles Hammond has been involved in the Ports industry for over 25 years and is the current CEO of Forth Ports Limited. He holds and has held many different roles in the industry, including Chairman of The United Kingdom Major Ports Group, a member of The Scottish Energy Advisory Board and a member of the Cabinet Secretary's 2020 Vision for Health & Social Care.
Previous roles have included Chairman of SpaceandPeople Group, the retail, promotional and brand experience specialist and he has previously been Chairman of the Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh, the Economic Development Agency for the East of Scotland.
Year Appointed: 2018
Having spent 24 years working in investment banking, specialising in the financing of the Utilities, Energy and Infrastructure industries and its major projects Geoffrey Spence also advised the UK Government and public sector on the commercial and financing aspects of these industries, having worked for Morgan Grenfell & Co Ltd, Deutsche Bank AG and HSBC Bank plc.
He was also Chief Executive of Infrastructure UK within HM Treasury, leading its Infrastructure, Policy and Delivery, as well as being a Special Advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's advisor on business and EU policy.
He has held senior positions in Lloyds Bank plc as well as being a member of the UK Government's Thames Estuary Commission.
Nowadays, Geoffrey is a Director of a private, charitable acute Hospital in Nazareth, Israel and is a member if the Board of the Association of Consulting Engineers. He is also a member of the London Mayor Brexit Advisory Panel.
Geoffrey sits on PoJ Nomination Committee, PoJ Audit Committee, PoJ Investment Committee (Chair)
Position currently being recruited
Group Chief Executive Officer
Matt joined Ports of Jersey as Group Chief Executive Officer in
July 2019, bringing significant international experience in the operation,
development and financing of major infrastructure companies. In his
previous role, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Shannon Group, the
primary catalyst for economic development in the West of Ireland, incorporating
airport, tourism, property and aerospace companies.
Before moving to Ireland, Matt was based in Manhattan,
leading the €4bn privatisation of LaGuardia Airport in his role as Chief
Commercial Officer of Vantage Airport Group. He was involved in the
majority of Vantage’s thirty airport projects across four continents, as well
as being a director of a number of airports in the Vantage portfolio, including Nassau, Bahamas; Montego Bay, Jamaica and Santiago in Chile.
A qualified accountant, having trained in investment
banking, Matt has also held senior management positions at Vancouver Airport
(recognised as the best airport in North America), Liverpool John Lennon
Airport (where he was CEO), Larnaca and Paphos in Cyprus, Copenhagen and
Deputy Group CEOChief Financial Officer
Andrew has fulfilled a number of key roles at both Jersey Airport and Jersey Harbours for more than 15 years and was appointed by the States of Jersey as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in November 2011 following the establishment of the combined Ports of Jersey.
He undertook a central role in the incorporation process and was appointed to his current role as Chief Financial Officer on its fruition. He has direct responsibility for Finance, Property and Compliance.
Immediately prior to joining the SoJ he was employed by a local law firm where he specialised in structured finance transactions as well as providing general banking and commercial advice.
He was born in Jersey and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2001 after having been called to the Bar in 1998 and is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn.
As Airport Director, Inez has overall responsibility for the policing, control and administration of the aerodrome and the Channel Islands Control Area (CICA) as well as enforcement of the legislation, including overall responsibility for safety and security relating to air navigation.
Mrs Bartolo has worked in the aviation industry for the past 27 years and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Prior to joining Ports of Jersey in December 2018, she held a senior leadership role in the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). More recently, she has been integral to the development of an international training programme, delivered to under-developed countries in Asia and Africa to promote aviation safety standards on behalf of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
Executive Strategy & Development Director
Alan has extensive international, senior executive and Board
level experience gained across a range of industry sectors.
He worked closely with the Board and Executive Team on the
incorporation of the Ports of Jersey and holds the position of Strategy and
Development Director with a remit focused on business improvement. Currently,
Alan is Acting Chief Executive Officer of Ports while the selection process
for a permanent replacement is concluded.
Alan is also Non- Executive Chairman of Jersey Post, a role
he has held since 2017 having joined the Board in 2015.
Prior to this, Alan was Director of CPA Global for 8 years
and, before coming to Jersey, held senior executive roles in the financial
services and retail sectors.
Group Capital Projects Director
With a background in commercial project management and procurement, Steve has worked for a number of high-profile businesses across the UK, including the NHS Trust and the British Nuclear Group of companies.
In recent years Steve has become heavily involved in the aviation and transport industry, initially heading the Commercial Management Team at BAA, Heathrow Airport Ltd, before taking the role of Acquisition Director, leading the team responsible for major projects annual contract spend of circa £1.1billion. This included major developments at Heathrow.
In 2012 he moved to Manchester Airport Group, heading up contracting activity across the four airports in the group (Manchester, Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth) and supporting major projects undertaken by the organisation, including the successful £1.5billion acquisition and integration of Stansted Airport.
Prior to joining Ports of Jersey in 2016 Steve worked for Speedy Asset Services, the UK's largest construction services supplier in the role as executive director, with responsibility for the management of circa 1,500 vehicles, 300+ properties and 40,000+ assets.
Chief Commercial Officer
Jonathan brings a wealth of aviation, airport, property development and various transportation experience to Ports of Jersey.
He has previously been the Commercial Director of Stansted Airport, been responsible for the commercial development of Network Rail's considerable retail property portfolio, ran easyBus and also worked for Monarch Airlines and Inter European Airways.
This clearly demonstrates the breadth of his background and shows that he has a very good grasp of Ports of Jersey main customer groups.
Bill is an experienced Master Mariner with over twenty years
of practical experience across a number of different maritime sectors, including
a number of years in Command with Trinity House.
Bill joined PoJ in 2015 as a Harbour Manager/Pilot,
initially heading up work on the Ports Safety Management System before assuming
responsibility for Jersey Coastguard in VTS.
In 2017 Bill was appointed Harbourmaster and is responsible
for ensuring the Island's lifeline critical maritime assets remain open, safe
and secure as well as ensuring PoJL delivers on its Maritime Public Service
Bill was appointed to Ports Executive Team in December 2018.