The People Behind The Smart Ports Alliance
As a non-profit organisation, The Smart Ports Alliance is governed by an Oversight Board. Our day-to-day work, events and programmes are managed by our staff, who apply our own values and principles to deliver value to the community.
Head of Digital and Engagement
Board of Directors
As a non-profit organisation funded by membership and sponsorship, our duty is to the community we serve.
We appoint a Board of Directors made up of representatives from each of three groups - Ports and Terminals, Technology Providers and Other Interests (Academia, Industry Groups) to ensure that the organisation: -
Works according to the Values and Principles that we promote in pursuit of our goals
takes into consideration the input of the membership to ensure that activities, resources, tools and external relationships remain focused on the key tasks of bridging the gap between business and technology, and advancing technology adoption across the industry
Exercises fiscal responsibility and delivers value for its members at all times
The inaugural group was nominated by the founding directors of the organisation. Directors serve for a two-year term, and a maximum of six years. Nominations for for the 2024-2026 term will take place in early 2024.
CEO, Port of Tyne
CEO, Warrenpoint Port, Northern Ireland
Wouter Van Bockhaven
Professor, Antwerp Management School
Client Strategic Partner, Getronics