Our Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
Mark has been Chief Executive Officer of Peel Ports since July 2010, prior to which he was Chief Executive Officer of Peel Airports. Mark started his career as an Operations Manager for Marks & Spencer plc, before spending 12 years at Speedy Hire plc in various Managing Director roles.
Chief Financial Officer
Graeme joined the Peel Ports board as Chief Financial Officer in 2011 and oversees the financial activities across the whole of the Peel Ports Group. Previously he has held roles as Chief Financial Officer for Invensys Rail and Finance Director for AMEC Group Limited, the principal trading company of AMEC plc.
Managing Director – Group Ports
David has worked in logistics solutions for over 24 years, initially within the vehicle supply chain as Operations Director and for the last 14 years has held senior positions within both Hutchison Port Holdings and Peel Ports Group. In 2010 David joined Peel Ports Group, holding the positions of Head of Port Operations, Port Director and Deputy Chief Operating Officer and has held a Board position since 2017. David now oversees the Groups Port and Marine operating business, which includes Port Director teams, Group Marine and 7 UK Statutory Harbour Authorities. He is also the Chairman of the Liverpool and Manchester Port Security Authority.
Strategic Projects Director
Gary Hodgson is Strategic Projects Director of the Group, and has been with Peel Ports since 2008. He has extensive experience developing manufacturing and logistics bases for global companies, having previously held senior management positions with Thorn lighting and Philips Electricals.
Group Sales and Marketing Director
Julia is responsible for building the identity and profile of the organisation, as well as communicating and delivering business development propositions and initiatives to unlock value and create commercial advantage.
With over 25 years’ experience in highly competitive, FTSE 250 companies - or their equivalent - Julia is a commercially experienced sales and marketing professional in both B2C and B2B sectors. Before joining Peel Ports she was the Marketing Director at travel goods manufacturer Antler, and previous to that held a similar role with international food group Moy Park and McBride’s, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of household and personal care products.
Group Commercial Director
Stephen joined Peel Ports in 2009 as Head of Business Development for the Mersey Division before moving to his current group role, Commercial Director in 2017. In this role, Stephen leads a team responsible for providing the group with market insights, analysis and an assessment of strategic opportunities, across all of its locations and commodity groups including energy, liquids, unitised trade and bulks. During his time with Peel Ports, Stephen has played a leading role in strategic projects including the development of Liverpool2, the growth in the use of the Manchester Ship Canal (as a multimodal logistics hub), and the development of port-centric warehousing throughout North-west England. Prior to joining Peel Ports, Stephen had a career in the energy and logistics sectors with BP and TDG.
Koert joined Peel Ports Group as Shipping Director four years ago. His previous roles include Operations Director at BG Freight Line, a position he held for eight years, working with BG Freight Line for a total of 22 years to develop their imports, exports and operations bases.