Long-term changeover at port of London
Robin Mortimer has been chosen by the Port of London Authority (PLA) to be its next chief executive, effective March 2014. He succeeds Richard Everitt, who has held the position since December 2004. Mortimer is a civil servant and currently a director in the UK government’s department for environment, food and rural affairs, where he led the transformation of British Waterways into the new Canal and River Trust and directs the major infrastructure and environment unit. Mortimer was formerly private secretary to the deputy prime minister and to the three transport and environment secretaries, where he advised on ports, aviation and London transport issues.