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Pharmacist Becomes Chairman of Third Largest Port in the UK

Pharmacist Becomes Chairman of Third Largest Port in the UK

Chris Martin, Alliance Healthcare non-executive advisor, has been appointed the new chairman for The Port of Milford Haven, the UK's biggest port, by volume. 
 
Martin, who started his career with Boots UK* as a community pharmacist in South West England, and has vast experience of running community pharmacies in the West Country and in Wales, has been Vice-Chairman of the Port of Milford Haven for the last four and a half years, a role he will now relinquish to become Non-Executive Chairman of the Port.
 
Martin succeeds Peter Jones who, in stepping down from the post of Chairman at the end of July, will be drawing to a close an active involvement in the management of UK ports that first began in 1977 and whose career included being Chief Executive of the UK's two largest port groups.
 
Chris Martin is currently a non-executive advisor for Alliance Healthcare UK, one of the UK's leading distributors of pharmaceutical, medical and health and beauty. Mr Martin said "The Port of Milford Haven is a critical gateway for the UK economy. I am truly honoured to have been given the opportunity to play a leading role as Non-Executive Chairman. As the Port moves forward with exciting new developments, I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Board and the executive team to ensure that it continues to be a safe and successful business delivering high quality infrastructure and services and generating growth and employment".
 
Martin has been appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport and will take up the post on 1 August 2017.
 
*Formerly Boots the Chemist