ABOUT

You can find out further details about the current officers of the THPUA and some recent achievements of the association below.

CURRENT OFFICERS

CHAIRMAN

Gary Dawson

VICE CHAIRMAN

Garry O'Malley

CHAIRMAN

Gary Dawson

Gary was appointed as chair in December 2019 after having completed two years as vice-chair. Gary is the managing director of AV Dawson Limited, which owns and operates Port of Middlesbrough.

VICE CHAIRMAN

Garry O-Malley

Garry was appointed as vice-chair in December 2019. Garry is operations director at Tees Works and prior to this was the general manager at Redcar Bulk Terminal.  

Gary was appointed as chair in December 2019 after having completed two years as vice-chair. Gary is the managing director of AV Dawson Limited, which owns and operates Port of Middlesbrough.

Garry was appointed as vice-chair in December 2019. Garry is operations director at Tees Works and prior to this was the general manager at Redcar Bulk Terminal.  

SECRETARY

Charlie Nettle

TREASURER

Christian Melvin

SECRETARY

Charlie Nettle

Charlie was appointed as secretary in December 2019. Charlie is the commercial and marketing director at AV Dawson Limited, which owns an operates Port of Middlesbrough. 

TREASURER

Christian Melvin

Christian was appointed as treasurer in December 2019. Christian is the agency manager at Graypen Limited – Tees. 

Charlie was appointed as secretary in December 2019. Charlie is the commercial and marketing director at AV Dawson Limited, which owns and operates Port of Middlesbrough.

Christian was appointed as treasurer in December 2019. Christian is the agency manager at Graypen Limited – Tees. 

PAST OFFICERS

CHAIRMANDATE
Gary Dawson2019 - Present
Stuart Brookes2017 - 2019
Craig Briggs2015 - 2017
Helen Sykes2013 - 2015
Dave MacDonald2013
Dave Tripp2011 - 2012
Malcolm Cole2009 - 2011
Dave MacDonald2007 - 2009
Alèxe Finlay2004 - 2007
Alastair Bulmer2002 - 2004
Richard Booth2000 - 2002
Tony Brown1998 - 2000
John Davison1996 - 1998
VICE CHAIRDATE
Garry O'Malley2019 - Present
Gary Dawson2017 - 2019
Stuart Brookes2015 - 2017
Craig Briggs2013 - 2015
Helen Sykes2011 - 2013
Dave MacDonald2012
Dave Tripp2009 - 2010
Malcolm Cole2007 - 2009
Dave MacDonald2005 - 2007
Phil Heseltine2003 - 2004
Alèxe Finlay2002 - 2003
Alastair Bulmer2000 - 2002
Richard Booth1998 - 2000
Tony Brown1996 - 1998
John Davison1995 - 1996
SECRETARIESDATE
Charlie Nettle2017 - Present
Alèxe Finlay2008 - 2017
Bryn Hiscox1995 - 2007
TREASURERSDATE
Christian Mervin2017 - Present
Michael Crager2007 - 2017
Bryn Hiscox1995 – 2007

ABOUT US

The THPUA works collaboratively with regional stakeholders. Below are some recent examples of its lobbying and collaborative work. 

  • Secured extended Freeport boundary for Teesside Freeport 
  • Provided customs expertise to Mayor’s Office for Freeport bid 
  • Challenged government on removal of red diesel relief 
  • Engaged with the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to expediate licensing processes 
  • Worked collaboratively with environmental agencies on Tees habitat banking initiative 
  • Engaged with the local authorities on plans for Teesworks site 
  • Engaged with Tees Valley Combined Authority on collaborative marketing of the region and showcasing the river’s assets 
  • Regular meetings with Teesport statutory harbour authority 
  • Close working relationship with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) 

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