Tim Waggott has been named chief executive of the Port of Dover, according to the U.K. port’s harbor board.
Waggott was named acting CEO on June 1, 2013, after Bob Goldfield stepped down from the position.
“When asking Tim Waggott to step into the role of acting chief executive, I was quoted as saying that he possessed ‘the right experience, qualifications, drive and ability to take this organization forward together with its customers and community,’” said George Jenkins, chairman of the harbor board, in a written statement. “It is clear to the board that Tim has now demonstrated his ability to undertake the role on a permanent basis. He has quickly established improving relationships with the customers and the community as well as implementing organizational changes.”
Waggott joined the Port of Dover in April 2007 as director of finance and commercial having previously held executive board positions with the U.K.’s Port of Shoreham as finance director and deputy chief executive, with Leaders Group as finance director and as a financial controller with Rentokil Initial. He also served for five years until 2011 as honorary treasurer and council member of the British Ports Association and Port Skills and Safety, and previously sat on the port advisory group of UK Trade and Investment.