Year Appointed: November 2017Appointed Chairman: 01 January 2020
Mark Chown has extensive business experience in the private equity, leisure, property and aviation sectors. He held senior executive and non-executive positions with Flybe Group plc over 18 years, until 2014, including Deputy Chairman. During this time Flybe quadrupled in size, to become Europe's largest regional airline. Mark led the successful acquisition of BA Connect, the IPO on the London Stock Exchange and other significant corporate transactions. Mark has held non-executive director and Chairman roles in substantial businesses in the leisure, property and IT sectors. Mark has a BA (Econ) from Manchester University and a post graduate qualification from the Manchester School of Management. He trained as chartered accountant with what is now PWC, before moving into the private equity sector with 3i plc, prior to becoming a partner in an independent private equity firm. Mark is a member of both the Audit Committee and Risk Committee at Ports of Jersey.
Mark sits on PoJ Risk Committee (Chair), PoJ Audit Committee
Deputy Chairman & Senior Independent Director
Jeff Hume was, until recently, the Senior Independent Director of Manx Telecom plc, an AIM listed company and is a member of the London Stock Exchange Primary Markets Group.
He was the Deputy Chairman of the Dover Harbour Board, a major Trust Port, until December 2016 and the Senior Independent Director of the social housing association Moat Homes Ltd until September 2016. He was the Senior Independent Director and latterly the Chairman of Hyder Consulting plc (the multinational Consulting Engineer) until 2014. He was earlier an Independent Director of Health Lambert Insurance Brokers.
In his executive career he was the Finance Director of TDG plc (Logistics), AWG plc (Anglia Water and Morrison), Alfred McAlpine plc (Housebuilding and Construction) and Howden Group plc (Mechanical Engineering). He previously held senior management and financial positions in the FTSE100 Hawker Siddeley Group plc.
He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He is the Chair of the Board's Audit Committee.
Jeff chairs PoJ's Audit Committee and was a member of the Nomination Committee.
Year Appointed: February 2019
Charles Hammond has been involved in the Ports industry for over 25 years and is the current CEO of Forth Ports Limited. He holds and has held many different roles in the industry, including Chairman of The United Kingdom Major Ports Group, a member of The Scottish Energy Advisory Board and a member of the Cabinet Secretary's 2020 Vision for Health & Social Care.
Previous roles have included Chairman of Space and People Group, the retail, promotional and brand experience specialist and he has previously been Chairman of the Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh, the Economic Development Agency for the East of Scotland.
Charles sits on the PoJ Risk, Renumeration and Investment Committee.
Year Appointed: June 2018
Having spent 24 years working in investment banking, specialising in the financing of the Utilities, Energy and Infrastructure industries and its major projects Geoffrey also advised the UK Government and public sector on the commercial and financing aspects of these industries, having worked for Morgan Grenfell & Co Ltd, Deutsche Bank AG and HSBC Bank plc.
He was also Chief Executive of Infrastructure UK within HM Treasury, leading its Infrastructure, Policy and Delivery, as well as being a Special Advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's advisor on business and EU policy.
He has held senior positions in Lloyds Bank plc as well as being a member of the UK Government's Thames Estuary Commission.
Nowadays, Geoffrey is a Director of a private, charitable acute Hospital in Nazareth, Israel and is a member if the Board of the Association of Consulting Engineers. He is also a member of the London Mayor Brexit Advisory Panel.
Geoffrey sits on PoJ Nomination Committee, PoJ Audit Committee, PoJ Investment Committee (Chair).
Dr Jane Smallman
Year Appointed: March 2020
Dr Jane Smallman has worked in civil
engineering for most of her professional career. She was at HR
Wallingford Ltd, a world leading specialist consultant in civil engineering and
environmental hydraulics, for over 30 years. She was Managing Director
when she retired in 2015.
Jane is now a Non-Executive Board
Member and Chair of the Management Board for the Centre for Environment,
Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas), which is an Executive Agency of
the UK Government Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Jane is a Fellow of the Institution
of Civil Engineers, and a member of the Trustee Board. She is a Fellow
and was previously a Trustee and a Past President of the Institute of Marine
Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST).
Jane is also an Honorary Visiting
Professor to the School of Engineering of the University of Edinburgh.
Nicky Dunn has extensive executive and non
-executive experience in commercial leisure, together with significant non
-executive experience in property and placemaking.
During her executive career Nicky held senior
positions for SMG the world’s largest venue operator. Her consultancy
company IMD Group provides advice to the leisure industry in both the public
and private sector.
Until November 2019 She Chaired the board of The
Titanic Foundation which built and owns the award-winning Titanic visitor
attraction together with other assets along the waterfront in Belfast. She also
Chaired the most successful Netball World cup, held in Liverpool in July 2019.
Nicky currently sits on the boards of The London
Legacy Development Company (Olympic Park) and The Young Vic Theatre in
London. She Chairs The Jockey Club Live and The London Stadium boards.
In 2016 Nicky was awarded an OBE for Services to Tourism Text.
Group Chief Executive Officer Year Appointed: July 2019
Matt joined Ports of Jersey as Group Chief Executive Officer bringing significant international experience in the operation,
development and financing of major infrastructure companies. In his
previous role, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Shannon Group, the
primary catalyst for economic development in the West of Ireland, incorporating
airport, tourism, property and aerospace companies.
Before moving to Ireland, Matt was based in Manhattan,
leading the €4bn privatisation of LaGuardia Airport in his role as Chief
Commercial Officer of Vantage Airport Group. He was involved in the
majority of Vantage’s thirty airport projects across four continents, as well
as being a director of a number of airports in the Vantage portfolio, including Nassau, Bahamas; Montego Bay, Jamaica and Santiago in Chile.
A qualified accountant, having trained in investment
banking, Matt has also held senior management positions at Vancouver Airport
(recognised as the best airport in North America), Liverpool John Lennon
Airport (where he was CEO), Larnaca and Paphos in Cyprus, Copenhagen and
Matt also serves as a Director for PoJ 100% subsidiaries PFD Limited and POJ(Services) Limited.
Deputy Chief ExecutiveChief Financial OfficerYear Appointed: October 2015
Andrew has fulfilled a number of key roles at both Jersey Airport and Jersey Harbours for many years and was appointed by the Government of Jersey as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in November 2011 following the establishment of the combined Ports of Jersey.
He undertook a central role in the incorporation process and was appointed to his current role as Chief Financial Officer on its fruition. He has direct responsibility for Finance, Property and Compliance.
Immediately prior to joining the Government of Jersey he was employed by a local law firm where he specialised in structured finance transactions as well as providing general banking and commercial advice.
He was born in Jersey and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2001 after having been called to the Bar in 1998 and is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn.
Andrew also serves as a Director for PoJ 100% subsidiaries PFD Limited and PoJ (Services) Limited.
As Airport Director, Inez has overall responsibility for the policing, control and administration of the aerodrome and the Channel Islands Control Area (CICA) as well as enforcement of the legislation, including overall responsibility for safety and security relating to air navigation.
Mrs Bartolo has worked in the aviation industry for the past 27 years and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Prior to joining Ports of Jersey in December 2018, she held a senior leadership role in the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). More recently, she has been integral to the development of an international training programme, delivered to under-developed countries in Asia and Africa to promote aviation safety standards on behalf of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
Executive Strategy & Development Director
Alan has extensive international, senior executive and Board
level experience gained across a range of industry sectors.
He worked closely with the Board and Executive Team on the
incorporation of Ports of Jersey and holds the position of Strategy and
Development Director with a remit focused on business improvement. Currently,
Alan acted as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Ports while the selection process
for a permanent replacement was concluded.
Alan is also Non- Executive Chairman of Jersey Post, a role
he has held since 2017 having joined the Board in 2015.
Prior to this, Alan was Director of CPA Global for 8 years
and, before coming to Jersey, held senior executive roles in the financial
services and retail sectors.
Group Capital Projects Director
With a background in commercial project management and procurement, Steve has worked for a number of high-profile businesses across the UK, including the NHS Trust and the British Nuclear Group of companies.
In recent years Steve has become heavily involved in the aviation and transport industry, initially heading the Commercial Management Team at BAA, Heathrow Airport Ltd, before taking the role of Acquisition Director, leading the team responsible for major projects annual contract spend of circa £1.1billion. This included major developments at Heathrow.
In 2012 he moved to Manchester Airport Group, heading up contracting activity across the four airports in the group (Manchester, Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth) and supporting major projects undertaken by the organisation, including the successful £1.5billion acquisition and integration of Stansted Airport.
Prior to joining Ports of Jersey in 2016 Steve worked for Speedy Asset Services, the UK's largest construction services supplier in the role as executive director, with responsibility for the management of circa 1,500 vehicles, 300+ properties and 40,000+ assets.
Chief Commercial Officer
Jonathan brings a wealth of aviation, airport, property development and various transportation experience to Ports of Jersey.
He has previously been the Commercial Director of Stansted Airport, been responsible for the commercial development of Network Rail's considerable retail property portfolio, ran easyBus and also worked for Monarch Airlines and Inter European Airways.
This clearly demonstrates the breadth of his background and shows that he has a very good grasp of Ports of Jersey main customer groups.
Bill is an experienced Master Mariner with over twenty years
of practical experience across a number of different maritime sectors, including
a number of years in Command with Trinity House.
Bill joined PoJ in 2015 as a Harbour Manager/Pilot,
initially heading up work on the Ports Safety Management System before assuming
responsibility for Jersey Coastguard in VTS.
In 2017 Bill was appointed Harbourmaster and is responsible
for ensuring the Island's lifeline critical maritime assets remain open, safe
and secure as well as ensuring PoJL delivers on its Maritime Public Service
Bill was appointed to Ports Executive Team in December 2018.