London Gateway has hired Clive Allen as finance director, Victoria Tobin as human resources manager, and has promoted Charles Meaby to commercial director, all of whom are local to the port.
The firm says about two-thirds of its staff are from the local area and that this proportion is set to increase as it hires thousands more staff in the build up to opening the deep-sea port in Q4 2013.
Meaby has been promoted from London Gateway’s general management, and in his new role will lead the commercial, property and communication teams to establish London Gateway as a significant UK national port and logistics hub.
He joined DP World in 2005 with some 15 years experience in port development. Meaby previously worked for Associated British Ports and Hutchison Port Holdings in the UK and overseas where he held senior management positions in general management, commercial and business development.
Allen has over 20 years experience in the shipping industry, most recently with P&O Containers and the Maersk group. He was involved in the launch of products such as P&O Nedlloyd’s Pacific Trade and held full profit and loss responsibility for the multi-billion dollar company.
While with Maersk, Allen was in charge of finance in the UK and financial controller for all inland terminal activities within APM Terminals.
Tobin is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development. She has over 20 years experience in HR working in the pharmaceutical and retail sector with companies including Tesco, Makro, and Waymade Healthcare.