£Six figures. London.
UK sea ports handle an estimated £511 billion worth of goods per year, of which £228 billion are exports.
The United Kingdom Major Ports Group (UKMPG) is the trade association representing most of the larger commercial ports in the UK. It has nine members who, between them, own and operate over forty ports, accounting for more than 70% of the total tonnage handled.
UKMPG represents the interests and concerns of its members to policy makers and opinion formers in the UK and Europe, in the areas of Government or EU policy which affect the industry. It also provides forums for its members to share ideas, best practice and issues (regarding environment, port infrastructure and navigation), with other ports.
The purpose of this role is to develop and implement a proactive, comprehensive and effective lobbying strategy that will support the policy and regulatory agendas affecting UKMPG members. You will also ensure UKMPG projects a clear and persuasive voice with its many stakeholders, allowing it to demonstrate relevance and influence on behalf of members with the objective of securing a more favourable trading environment for the UK’s largest ports.
As Chief Executive Officer, you will:
- Have the necessary leadership qualities to manage an association board
- Possess first class policy, public affairs and communications skills
- Be expected to establish your own credibility through action and results with the UKMPG board and external stakeholders
For a full and detailed role profile, along with additional information on the UKMPG, please select from the following links:
If you are interested in this opportunity please ‘apply’ and if you have any specific questions contact Gavin Ellwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by Gavin Ellwood, Director of Associations & Foundations
Gavin specialises in the appointment of senior leaders, advising the boards of trade associations, professional bodies and foundations on the appointment of Directors General, Chief Executives and their communications teams.
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