East of England’s largest trust port appoints new Chief Executive Officer

16 June 2022

Harwich Haven Authority is delighted to announce, following an extensive executive search, that Sarah West has been appointed as Chief Executive of Harwich Haven Authority with effect from 1 January 2023. Sarah will be taking over from Neil Glendinning who will be retiring at the end of the year following 24 years of service, the last eight as Chief Executive Officer.

Sarah comes to the Authority from her role as Chief Operations Officer at the Port of Aberdeen where she is currently overseeing the operational implementation of the new harbour.  Prior to that she was Chief Operations Officer at the Port of Dover.  She is a proactive promoter of diversity and inclusion and was an inaugural member of Maritime UK’s Women in Maritime Network.
Sarah commented: “I am delighted to be joining Harwich Haven Authority at such an exciting time and look forward to working with the team and community to deliver the organisation’s vision.”


For further information contact: Fiona Brunning, Corporate Affairs Manager, Harwich Haven Authority – 01255 252310/07425 63209 Email: [email protected]

About Harwich Haven Authority
Harwich Haven Authority is one of the UK’s largest trust ports with a jurisdiction that covers approx. 150 square miles. It is a not-for-profit organisation, which run a 24/7, 365 day operation, providing pilotage to visiting vessels, vessel traffic services and is responsible for the maintenance of the Haven’s navigation channel.