The Port of Tyne has appointed Matt Beeton as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 7 January
He brings a breadth of experience in the transport industry with a career spanning over 20 years within the road, rail and aerospace industries, having held director positions at Rolls Royce, Bombardier, Serco plc, Northern Rail and National Express.
Lucy Armstrong, Port of Tyne Chair, said:
“We are very pleased to welcome Matt on board. The UK’s ports face major challenges and opportunities. They remain vital to the UK economy and central to global trading. Matt’s background and experience will be invaluable in the future development of the Port, bringing a fresh perspective to the business.”
Matt joins the Port from APT Business Solutions a transport consultancy which has provided advice and support to organisations including Transport for the North and Transport for Greater Manchester.
His early career began with a graduate programme at Rolls Royce Aerospace. Since then Matt has gained extensive experience in transforming business strategy, driving efficiency through smart technology and inspiring leadership - including increasing customer satisfaction and safety performance.
“I am delighted to be joining the Port and for the opportunity to work with the team in growing the business and delivering on the vision to double the value by 2022.
“The Port of Tyne is one of North East England’s largest gateways and an important driver of regional investment and sustainability. I’m looking forward to working with stakeholders to develop strategic partnerships, skills, and innovation.”
Originally from Nottingham, Matt is a passionate advocate of inspiring strong leadership, regularly attending and speaking at TEDx events around the world.