Green takes on interim role at Humber Freeport
As bid director David Gwynne moves on, North Lincolnshire Council’s Simon Green will take charge until a permanent chief executive is appointed.
Gwynne had been the lead officer of the Freeport project as bid director from the early stages of the bidding process. Green is seconded to the role from his position as deputy chief executive of NLC.
It will be his responsibility over the course of the summer, to complete the set-up of the company and address conditions set by government for final approval.
Simon Bird, Humber Freeport chair and director of Humber Ports for Associated British Ports, said: “I would like to thank David Gwynne for the professional, dedicated and vital role he has played in the Humber Freeport project.
“His work has been instrumental in the successful bidding process. As an ex-ABP employee, we brought David into the Freeport as part of ABP’s leadership role in the partnership and that leadership helped to achieve officially the country’s best Freeport bid.
“There are exciting times ahead as the Freeport company is established and I am delighted that Simon Green has agreed to lead these final stages of inception.
“Simon brings with him a wealth of experience, which will be hugely helpful in ensuring that the Freeport is ready to do the exciting work of bringing new jobs and investment to the region.”
Green said: “I welcome the opportunity to take the company through to the next stages in establishing what will be a powerful economic catalyst for the Humber.
“Once fully trading, investment and jobs will flow and reinforce the Humber’s position as the pre-eminent trading and energy cluster in north west Europe.”