Infrastructure development expert Jane Simpson (pictured above) has been appointed to the Dover Harbour Board, the body that runs the port of Dover.

Ms Simpson was most recently head of capital delivery for Severn Trent Water and previously worked for Network Rail, where she was chief engineer.

Dover Harbour Board chairman Richard Everitt said: “I am delighted to welcome Jane Simpson to the board. With her background in infrastructure and engineering, alongside extensive experience in large capital programme delivery and asset management, Jane brings a strong skill set that will enhance the board’s governance during a period of major and ongoing investment.”

The port of Dover has a £250m investment plan under way in new infrastructure to support its cruise and cargo businesses, as well as developing a 30-year master plan to deliver the “ferry port of the future”.

“I am excited to join the board of the port of Dover at such a critical time. I have been greatly impressed with the commitment and vision to deliver an exemplary port for their customers and community, and I look forward to supporting their journey as the port embarks on the next phase of its development,” she said.

She has been included in The Daily Telegraph’s Top 50 Women in Engineering list and The Financial Times’ 100 Women to Watch.

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