Matt Beeton

Port of Tyne has announced that Matt Beeton will become its new chief executive on 7 January.

“We are very pleased to welcome Matt on board. The UK’s ports face major challenges and opportunities,” Lucy Armstrong, Port of Tyne chair, said.

“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.”

Mr Beeton’s career in the transport industry spans more than two decades within road, rail and aerospace, and he has held directorships at Rolls-Royce, Bombardier, Serco, Northern Rail and National Express.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

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