The UK’s port of Tyne has appointed Julia Prescot as a non-executive director of its board.

According to the port, Prescot has expertise in managing global infrastructure investments in energy, transport and social infrastructure. She is co-founder and chief strategy officer of Meridiam, a long-term infrastructure fund based in Paris.

Prescot is also a commissioner sitting on the UK’s National Infrastructure Commission; a director of the Fulcrum Infrastructure Group; chair of Neuconnect; sits on the advisory panel of Glennmont Renewable Energy Fund; and is a non-executive director of the International Project Finance Association.