John has established, developed and run numerous successful transport ventures in the UK and Europe and has had an influential role in shaping the landscape of the transport and logistics industry in the UK for almost 40 years. John is the owner and Executive Chairman of Maritime.
Executive Finance Director
Previously General Manager Finance at Securicor/DHL, Alan is a highly-talented Accountant with an exceptional understanding of all aspects of the business and asset purchasing, having worked in the industry for over 30 years. Alan joined Maritime Transport in 2001 and is Executive Finance Director.
With previous management roles at Hutchison Ports (UK) and Securicor/DHL, Andrew has 25 years' experience in the transport, logistics and ports sectors. Andrew was appointed Marketing Director in 2001 and recently switched roles to that of Property Director following the completion of Maritime’s HQ. With a growing portfolio of properties, Andrew’s experience is vital for the growth of the business in this area.
Chief Executive Officer - Distribution
Dave has worked in the container transport sector since the early 1980's. As an exceptionally capable Transport Manager, Dave has risen through the ranks at Maritime Transport and was appointed a Director in 2004. 2012 saw Dave's appointment as Managing Director of our Distribution division and in 2018 Dave was appointed Chief Executive Officer - Distribution.
Chief Executive Officer
Simon has a wealth of experience in transport operations having run his own successful container transport business in the 1990's. Simon joined Maritime from Securicor in 2002 and was appointed a Director in 2004. In 2012, Simon was appointed as the Managing Director for Maritime's Container Transport division and in 2018 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer.
Originally from a practice environment, Richard entered the transport industry in 1995. He joined Maritime Transport in 2003, taking on the management of the day-to-day accounting function. Richard was appointed Director in 2011.
Managing Director - Container Transport
Joining Maritime in 2011, Tom has gained various experiences across several roles. After developing his knowledge of the business, he was appointed a member of the Board in March 2016. In 2018, Tom was appointed Managing Director - Container Transport.
Business Development Director
Alex has fulfilled a breadth of both Commercial and Operations roles during his time with the Company. Joining the
Board in 2019, Alex has been given responsibility for a number of projects including the construction of our
new rail terminal in East Midlands Gateway as well as looking at our business strategy focusing on significant
technological advancements within the industry.
With over 45 years' experience in the industry, Stuart started as an apprentice mechanic with Taylor Barnard. Over the next 20 years, he rose through the ranks to become Engineering Director, a role he continued when the business was sold to TNT Logistics and subsequently CEVA Logistics. Stuart joined Maritime in 2014.
James began his transport journey at 17, and following a progressive career, joined Maritime in 2008. He gained exposure
to various business areas including contract management, fleet, operations, and system development and IT before
being appointed General Manager in 2013. James has been able to deliver key projects over the years, and joined
the Board as IT Director in 2019.
Managing Director - Intermodal and Terminals
Joining Maritime in 2001 from Securicor, John was quickly promoted to General Manager and then Operations Director, adding a number of Maritime depots to his portfolio in this time. In 2020, following the launch of Maritime Intermodal, John was appointed Managing Director - Intermodal and Terminals, as our rapid expansion into the rail freight sector continues.
Dave cut his operational teeth in the 80's working at Russell Davies and then Securicor. Joining Maritime in 2002 as Felixstowe Depot Manager, he then progressed to General Manager. Dave has been instrumental in the development of a number of our depots and customer contracts and in 2017, was appointed Operations Director.
Chris has worked in the shipping and ports industry for 35+ years, most recently as UK CEO for DP World London Gateway
& Southampton. Joining Maritime in 2019, Chris' invaluable experience is pivotal in assisting the Board to
develop all business areas including distribution, container and intermodal transport, whilst fostering close
relationships with the ports industry.
HR General Manager
Having led numerous HR functions including Hutchison Ports' HR Service Centre at the Port of Felixstowe, Shaun's experience has been instrumental to progressing HR management for the company and ensuring Maritime remains at the forefront of the industry. Joining the Board in 2020, Shaun will continue to lead the HR and Payroll team and advise the business on HR strategy.
Joining the business as an operator in 2004, Paul has experience with several of our northern depots. Operating Leeds and Manchester as Depot Manager, Paul was promoted to General Manager in December 2006 and then Operations Director, before he became Fleet Director in 2020 alongside Stuart Wardlaw, overseeing all fleet compliance and vehicle maintenance.