Jamie takes the helm at portWednesday 16th May 2012
Jamie Frater is to become the new chief executive officer for Great Yarmouth Port Company (GYPC) following the decision by Eddie Freeman to focus on other interests.
Eddie spent five years expanding Great Yarmouth Port into a successful energy and general cargo port with a new and thriving Outer Harbour.
He hands over to his successor an energetic and modern port at an exciting time during the rapid growth of the offshore energy sector in the region, both for offshore wind and the oil and gas servicing of the Southern North Sea.
Alistair Baillie, chairman of GYPC said: “We are very thankful to Eddie for the role he has played in the development of the port and wish him well in the future. We are also very pleased that Jamie has agreed to lead GYPC through its next exciting phase.
“Jamie brings a wealth of expertise from nearly 40 years in the port industry and is well placed to meet the challenges of accommodating new trades including those from the burgeoning energy sector ensuring the port builds upon the successful platform created to date.”
Eliza O’Toole, deputy chair, said: “We welcome the deep experience Jamie can bring to the port at this important time both for the business and the region. We look forward to introducing Jamie to all our stakeholders in the coming days and continuing our positive ongoing relationships with all those who have worked with us since we acquired the business in 2007 and built the Outer Harbour.”
Jamie has 38 years’ experience in the port industry and was previously chief executive officer for Hutchison Port Holdings where he developed and managed terminals in Egypt and Oman. Before that he was for many years programme & global operations director, P&O Ports.
He also has been operations director for Southampton Container Terminal and Tilbury Container Services.