Ports America has appointed Matthew Leech as president and ceo, effective November 2022.

Leech will succeed Mark Montgomery, who will continue to support the company in an advisory role.

Previously ceo and managing director for the Americas at DP World, Leech is a seasoned ports and terminal executive with more than 25 years of experience in the maritime industry. Prior to DP World’s acquisition of CSX World Terminals in 2005, he oversaw key expansion initiatives for CSX in his role as vice president, operations and development.

Leech will work closely with Andrew Clarke, who assumed the position of chairman of the Ports America board of directors earlier this year.

Clarke is a leader in the logistics and maritime space, having held numerous roles as an executive, advisor and board member within the industry. In addition to being the chairman of Ports America’s board of directors, Clarke currently serves on boards for Direct ChassisLink and Rock-it Cargo USA.