Ports of Jersey chief announced

Doug Bannister
Image caption Doug Bannister will take over as head of Jersey's airport and harbours on 1 July.

Doug Bannister has been appointed as the new group chief executive officer of Jersey's airport and harbours.

Mr Bannister, 46, is an American who holds dual British and American citizenship.

Previously, he was the managing director of Maersk Line UK, the largest container shipping company in the world.

He has also worked in North America, Europe, Asia, India and New Zealand and will take on the new role on 1 July.

Senator Alan Maclean, economic development minister, said: "The long-term success of the unified Ports of Jersey requires strong leadership.

"Not only does Doug have significant commercial and operational experience but he has extensive change management and integration knowledge.

"I am confident that his all round leadership and commerciality will make him a great asset to both organisations."

Mr Bannister said: "As the island's two strategic transportation assets, the Ports of Jersey provide crucial links to both passengers and freight.

"I am excited to be joining such professional organisations at a time when business transformation is necessary for their long-term success."

Julian Green will remain in post as airport director until 30 September.

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