Maritime expert joins board at Port of Tyne

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A man with more than 30 years’ experience in the maritime sector has taken a top position at one of the UKs main deep sea ports.

Mark Preece has been named as a Non-Executive Director at the Port of Tyne.

He was previously a CEO for CEONA Offshore.

Mr Preece said: “I am delighted to join the Port of Tyne, the Port has a strong international reputation in the ports and marine sector and has great potential for growth and development. I am looking forward to helping the team meet that challenge and helping shape the long-term plans.”

Mark brings extensive senior management, commercial, operations and business development experience, gained both in the UK and international oil, gas and offshore renewable energy markets.

Hilary Florek, Port of Tyne chairman, said: “Mark is a highly-experienced and respected figure in the offshore sector and is a great addition to our team, I look forward to working with him in the coming months and years to help support our strategic plans for growth.”

Before joining CEONA Offshore, Mark was CEO Reef Subsea, senior vice president business development and marketing at Acergy, managing director with Bibby Line Ltd, and has worked with Technip SA, Coflexip Stena and Stena Offshore, where he was managing director Canada and Caspian, and senior vice president UK and international business development.

In his earlier career he was a ship’s master, a marine superintendent and a project manager.