The UK’s PD Ports has appointed Liz Law as its chief financial officer (cfo) and Andrew Crowe as its chief commercial officer (coo), along with additional changes to its executive leadership.

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Image source: PD Ports; Left: Liz Law. Right: Andrew Crowe

Law joins the company from Royal Mail where she held several senior positions both in and outside finance, most recently as the chief financial officer for Royal Mail UK. Law will bring corporate insight and operational experience to PD Ports whilst also advocating its diversity and inclusion agenda.

Crowe built up a career at Shell where he held global executive roles within the oil, gas and energy sector. “I look forward to working alongside our key stakeholders to deliver on initiatives related to the energy transition whilst simultaneously enhancing the competitiveness of the Tees Valley region and continuing to promote Teesport as a critical gateway for trade.”

In addition to the appointments, PD Ports has made further changes to its executive leadership in support of its long-term vision.

Jerry Hopkinson, currently coo and vice chairman, has been appointed by the board as its executive chairman. He will work alongside ceo Frans Calje to ensure the development and delivery of major strategic objectives.

Hopkinson will be succeeded by Paul Foreman, currently PD Ports’ chief technology officer, who brings extensive experience after holding the position of coo at Formica. Foreman will continue to drive change through innovation across PD Ports’ IT infrastructure.

Jon Armstrong has been appointed as human resources and statutory compliance director and will lead all functional areas in respect of health and safety.

“Maintaining and building on the strength of our executive leadership is key to our progress. We have a clearly defined vision, and I am confident that the knowledge Liz and Andrew bring, alongside that of the rest of the team, will enable us to realise our ambitions,” said Hopkinson.