Andrew Byrne, MD of the Ferry Division in Immingham
From 1 January 2020, there will be the following changes to the Ferry Division’s organisation in Immingham.
Per Lund Jensen to retire
Per Lund Jensen, our Chief Accountant and Company Secretary, has decided to retire on Friday 31 January 2020. Per has been with DFDS since November 1985 and has a vast amount of knowledge and experience. Per is retiring to spend more time with his family and to take the holidays that Barbara, his wife, has already booked. We are currently reviewing the statutory duties of Per’s role and will advise early in the new year how these will be performed in the future. We of course wish Per a long and happy retirement and all the best for his future.
Per Lund Jensen
Jon Bailey to assume the position of Commercial Director
The changes will also affect our commercial function. From 6 January, Jon Bailey will commence as the Commercial Director, responsible for all commercial aspects of both the unit load and industrial portfolios. This change has been made to align the UK commercial structure with most of our partner countries, to ensure we have a collaborative and cohesive structure that will help the Ferry Divison in Immingham to deliver its part in the WIN 23 strategy. We have a significant part to play in that strategy, being a strategic key to the North Sea network and beyond for both the liner roll on roll off services and the cargo that will fall under the new Business Verticals.
Claire Brown to be new Marketing and Automotive Manager (UK & Ireland)
Another change to help us deliver the WIN23 strategy is the introduction of the new role of Marketing and Automotive Manager (UK & Ireland), which Claire Brown has been appointed to. This is an exciting and vital role to help ensure all parts of the new business structure across Ferry and Logistics are working together to get the best overall outcome for the DFDS group and marketing our collaborative strengths in the core markets we are targeting for growth. Claire will be working as part of a team of people appointed to similar roles across the DFDS network to ensure consistent and effective planning and execution of our strategic aims.
Emma Leam-Saville expands her role to Route Agency and Border Compliance Director
Emma Leam-Saville’s role has been expanded throughout 2019, as she successfully represented DFDS Seaways in Brexit preparations, and helped shape policy and influence decisions that can impact DFDS and the rest of the shipping industry. This has helped place DFDS in a much more prominent industry position and we will continue to build on this throughout 2020. To better reflect Emma’s responsibilities, her title will become Route Agency and Border Compliance Director.
These changes are key roles in the organisation, and I want to congratulate everyone and wish them good luck in these roles in the future.
Andrew Byrne, MD of the Ferry Division in Immingham.