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Alec has over 20 years of international experience leading port businesses. He was appointed Chief Executive of the Port of Milford Haven in 2010.
He began his Port career in 1994 when he joined the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company as Director of Planning. In 2002 he became Chief Executive of the Port of Maputo where he completed the first full port privatisation in Africa and then, at the same time as developing the commercial activity of the port, delivered on a $70m reconstruction programme finished on time and below budget within 18 months. He returned to Mersey Docks as Director of the Port of Liverpool in 2004.
He is Chair of the British Ports Association and is also Chair of the separate statutory entity The Port Security Authority.
In his early career, Alec left Oxford University with a degree in Engineering Science to join UK merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co, where he had a successful career for seven years in corporate finance.