The Port of Tyne has appointed Mark Stoner as Chief Financial Officer.

Mark joins the major UK port from his previous role as Group Finance Director at marketing services provider Communisis plc – having started his career with British Steel, before holding senior positions at Rolls Royce Industrial Power Group, Siemens Microelectronics, KPMG, and Atmel North Tyneside.

Originally from Preston, Lancashire – Mark has lived in Northumberland for 20 years and gained an MBA at Northumbria University. He says, “It’s exciting to join the Port of Tyne at a time of real change and opportunity for the ports sector – it’s a ‘real business’ with the Port providing a direct benefit to the North East.”