The Port of Tyne is welcoming a new nonexecutive director to its board.

With over 30 years of experience in shipping, maritime safety and engineering, Mike Comerford is a Chartered Engineer (C. Eng), a Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (MRINA) and an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute (AFNI).

Mike brings a wealth of expertise to the Port of Tyne having held previous senior roles within the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Lloyd’s Register and Bureau Veritas.

Mike said: “I am really pleased to be joining the Port of Tyne at an exciting time for the future of the maritime sector. I hope my years of experience in every aspect of maritime activity will be an asset to the board.”