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Ports & Vessels Speaker Profile: Charlotte Brown, Port of Tyne.

In the run up to Ports & Vessels 2023, session speaker Charlotte Brown explains her background and role at official Event Partner of Port of Tyne.

Charlotte Brown, Chief Commercial Officer, Port of Tyne

Just over a year ago, the Port of Tyne appointed Charlotte Brown as Chief Commercial Officer to head up the Port’s successful commercial team. The Port has undergone significant changes since then, with more to come.

Brown joined the Port with over 20 years of experience in the energy, maritime, engineering, and technology sectors. She has worked in a variety of commercial roles at companies such as Honeywell, Fujitsu, and DNV.

"Charlotte is a fantastic addition to the Port's leadership team, and we are delighted to have her on board," said Port of Tyne Chief Executive Officer Matt Beeton. Charlotte's extensive experience in the technology and energy sectors will be invaluable in assisting the Port in growing and meeting our Tyne 2050 goals."

Brown brings extensive experience in growing and developing businesses in the IT and energy sectors from previous sales and divisional director positions in the UK, Europe, and the Middle East. Brown's cross-sector career has seen her implement innovation strategies utilising AI and machine learning, knowledge she is eager to apply in her role at the Port.

"It's an exciting time to be joining the Port and the Tyne 2050 journey towards being a world leader in collaboration, innovation, and sustainability," Brown said. “I've had the good fortune to work in organisations of various maturity levels, and I'm looking forward to combining my extensive commercial and technological experience to help the Port lead the way in its sector and beyond."

The Port of Tyne is a deep-sea port in the United Kingdom, with bulk and conventional cargo operations, car terminals, cruise and ferry, port-centric logistics, and estates. Overall, the Port of Tyne adds £557 million to the North East economy, directly and indirectly supporting 9,300 jobs. The Port's cruise and ferry operations contribute an additional £57 million to the local economy and support 1,600 jobs.

One of the UK’s largest Trust Ports and entirely self-financing, the Port receives no Government funding, is run on a commercial basis, and reinvests all profits back into the Port for the benefit of all its stakeholders.

As one of only two deep seaports in the North East of England, 83% of the world’s largest cargo ships can be accommodated at the Port of Tyne. During a decade of development, the Port of Tyne has invested over £130 million in diversifying its operations to handle a growing range of commodities.

Charlotte will be speaking at the Ports & Vessels Conference in Newcastle exploring 'What are the next steps in delivering critical infrastructure upgrades to meet Net Zero Targets?'

Register here to sign up and hear from Charlotte as well as other industry professionals including ports, vessel operators, manufacturers, offshore wind project developers, government, consultancies, national and regional business clusters, training providers, professional associations and more at #RUKPV23.

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