The London Gateway team has been hand picked from across the globe to deliver this challenging project. The team has extensive experience spanning the construction, shipping and logistics industries. Each member is an expert in their field and collectively they have a wealth of knowledge that will ensure the highest quality of service. Below are key members of the London Gateway team.
Simon Moore - Chief Executive Officer
Simon has been with DP World since 2003 in a number of Director Positions as the company has expanded to become the world’s fourth largest container terminal operator, working particularly closely on both the CSX and P&O acquisitions. His previous experience involves the development of ports at Constanta in Romania, leading the newly privatised Jakarta Container Port into a new era of operational and commercial success and several years with P&O Containers, serving in senior management positions in London, South Korea, Singapore and Dubai. Simon has more than 25 years' experience in port development, shipping and logistics industries and is leading the London Gateway team.
Tim Bridle – Head of Health and Safety
Tim is responsible for managing the Health and Safety department during London Gateway’s Construction, and in the Port and Park. Tim has lived in London and Essex for most of his life and has over 14 years experience of Senior Health and Safety management in distribution, manufacturing and construction industries. Tim has created a Health and Safety Management System for London Gateway, which is accredited to OHSAS18001 covering construction, administration and operational activities. Tim drives the SHELT (Safety, Health, Environment Leadership Team) Program on the construction site and has successfully implemented Health and Safety Key Performance Indicator drivers for all Principal Contractors working at London Gateway.
Clive Allen - Finance Director
Clive a long term Essex resident, has over 20 years experience in the shipping industry, most recently having worked for P&O Containers and the Maersk group. Clive’s experience covers all aspects of liner shipping, having been involved in the launch of new products such as P&O Nedlloyd’s Pacific Trade and having held full profit & loss responsibility for the multi-billion dollar company. While with Maersk, Clive was in charge of finance in the UK and financial controller for all inland terminal activities within APM Terminals.
Andrew Bowen - Director of Civil Engineering
Andrew is a key member of the team responsible for the planning, design and supervision of works at London Gateway. This role has included planning and design of the port and park development, management of consultants and contractors working on the development and support to the legal teams associated with the implementation of the Harbour Empowerment Order. Previously, Andrew was involved in the planning, design, supervision and project management of DP World container terminals throughout the world. He is a Civil Engineer with a degree in Engineering (Honours) and Masters in Engineering Studies.
Graeme Clarke - Implementation Director
Graeme joined the container shipping industry after qualifying as a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. In his finance roles, Graeme evaluated a wide range of projects around the world, including business acquisitions, new ship buildings and led the management accounting integration in the P&O Nedlloyd merger. Since moving into general management Graeme was Sales & Marketing Director at P&O Nedlloyd UK, Trade Manager of the Europe-Australia Service, and most recently, Managing Director of Roadways Container Logistics, a major UK container transport company. During his time at RCL Graeme led a project to build and commission a new road/rail container terminal in the Midlands. Graeme enjoyed 28 years with OCL, P&O Containers and P&O Nedlloyd before joining DP World in 2007.
Tim Halhead - Operations Director
In his role as the Operations Director, Tim will work to make London Gateway a world-class port. Tim has 35 years experience working on major port developments include Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal and China’s first international deep water sea terminal at Yantian. Tim has held operation and senior management positions for Hutchison Ports UK & Thamesport, Hong Kong International Terminals, Port Klang in Malaysia, and Medcenter Container Terminal in Southern Italy.
Charles Meaby - Commercial Director
Reporting to the CEO of London Gateway, Charles is responsible for commercial activity with customers across the full range of London Gateway’s Port and Logistics Park offer. Charles has extensive UK and international experience in the port and logistics supply chain industries. His previous appointments include commercial, business development and general management with Associated British Ports, Southampton and Hutchison Port Holdings, Port of Felixstowe and Freeport Harbour Authority Bahamas.
Marcus Pearson - Environmental Manager
Marcus manages London Gateway's environmental protection programme which includes probably Europe's biggest terrestrial translocation of protected species and marine monitoring activities. Marcus has 25 years' experience in environmental management, working on major construction projects both in the UK and abroad. His extensive experience includes managing the environment programme for the London 2012 Olympics site, Channel Tunnel Rail Link and Terminal 5. Marcus has created an Environmental Management System for the Project which covers all the construction activities and will shortly be certified to ISO 14001:2004.
Bob Post - Head of IT & Systems
Bob will be responsible for the design and realisation of the systems and technology solutions for London Gateway. His challenge is to make London Gateway a fully automated port that operates at exceptional levels of productivity. Bob has over 30 years of work experience in information technology. As Head of IT & Systems, Bob set up the Systems and Technical Infrastructure for the fully automated Euromax Terminal Rotterdam and recently the semi-automated terminal at Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi.
Victoria Tobin - Human Resources Manager
Victoria is responsible for managing the Human Resources function which includes ensuring the needs for London Gateway in terms of organisational design, change management and learning & development of the team are met. As a long term local resident with 20 years experience in Human Resources, Victoria is best placed to recruit top talent to join the team. Victoria previously worked for pharmaceutical and retail companies in Essex.
Xavier Woodward - Communications Manager
Xavier leads corporate communications and marketing for London Gateway. As one of Europe’s largest new developments in the logistics and transport sector, London Gateway needs to communicate with global media, shipping lines, global logistics customers, politicians, local communities, supply chains, regulatory stakeholders, and many other organisations with a role to play in the project’s success. In addition, Xavier also heads internal communications and Corporate Responsibility for London Gateway. Xavier previously managed communications for leading global engineering and design consultants Arup and Mott Macdonald, communicating complex infrastructure projects such as new motorways, railways, power stations and residential/commercial developments to a variety of audiences.