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New appointments at Port of Tyne

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Alison Thain and Geoff Brown have joined the Port of Tyne in North East England.

Alison Thain, former Chief Executive of Thirteen Group and formerly regional Chair of the CBI, has joined the Port of Tyne, along with Geoff Brown, the former Global Managing Director of Halcrow Transportation.

Lucy Armstrong, Chair of the Port of Tyne, said: "I am pleased to welcome two prominent business leaders to join the team.

"Alison and Geoff's combined skills and experience add strength and expertise to the board," she added.

Until recently, Alison Thain managed the region's biggest housing association, The Thirteen Group, as well being a member of Tees Valley Unlimited, the sub-regional Local Enterprise Partnership. She is currently Vice Chair of the CBI North East Council, a Governor at Sunderland University and Vice Chair of Darlington Building Society.

Thain said: "I am delighted to join the Port of Tyne and I am passionate about the future that this region has to offer.  I look forward to working with the board to ensure that the Port's potential is fully exploited."

Geoff Brown is a chartered civil engineer of over 30 years standing with experience in senior executive roles in major organisations operating throughout the UK and internationally. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, a non-executive director and Chair of the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board and a non-executive director of Tees Valley Sport.

He commented: "It's an exciting time for the region and I believe that the Port of Tyne has a major role to play in unlocking future growth and productivity."

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