John WilliamsJohn Williams

Executive Chairman

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 more than 40 years. John is the owner and Executive Chairman of Maritime Transport.

Alan McNicolAlan McNicol

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 in 2001 and is Executive Finance Director.

Simon SmartSimon Smart

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 of Maritime's Container Transport division and in 2018, was appointed Chief Executive Officer.

Chris LewisChris Lewis

Deputy Chairman

Having spent 38+ years in the ports and shipping industry, Chris brings invaluable experience to Maritime, previously holding positions at Hutchison Ports and DP World as UK CEO. Rejoining Maritime in 2022 as Deputy Chairman, Chris will contribute significantly to the mentoring of the next generation of Maritime executives to prepare the business for its exciting future. 

Tom WilliamsTom Williams

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.

Alex WilliamsAlex Williams

Managing Director - Distribution

Appointed to the Board in 2019, Alex most recently worked on the construction of our SRFI at East Midlands Gateway and Maritime's move into intermodal. Since predominantly focusing on our distribution division, in 2021,
Alex was promoted from Commercial Director for Distribution to Managing Director – Distribution, in line with our ongoing strategy for succession. 

John BaileyJohn Bailey
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.
Paul Heyhoe
Paul Heyhoe
Fleet Director
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, overseeing all fleet compliance and vehicle maintenance.

Dave TaylorDave Taylor
Operations Director
Dave cut his operational teeth in the 1980'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.
James Andrews
James Andrews
IT and Marketing Director
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. 

Richard LondRichard Lond
Finance Director
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.
Andrew McNab
Andrew McNab
Property Director
With previous management roles at Hutchison Ports (UK) and Securicor/DHL, Andrew has over 25 years' experience in transport and logistics. Andrew was appointed Marketing Director in 2001, and switched roles to that of Property Director following the completion of our HQ. With a growing portfolio of properties, Andrew’s experience is vital to Maritime's growth in this area.

Shaun McConnellShaun McConnell

Human Resources Director

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.

Matt HeathMatt Heath

Fleet Sales Director

In 2005, Matt left his operational role at Maritime to commence its fleet sales division, Secondhand Trucks, which he has established as a leading UK reselling company within the sector. A hands-on vehicle operator with substantial expertise in fleet sales and providing customers with the right solution for their business, Matt was promoted to Fleet Sales Director in 2021.              

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