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Jeff C Neale

Jeff has 40 years experience in the shipping, ports and dredging industries both afloat and ashore. Formally a serving Merchant Navy deck officer and master, later specialising in the maintenance dredging industry where he gained experience as master of trailing suction hopper dredgers with Associated British Ports.

From 1997, as dredging superintendent and later operations manager he helped create and grow ABP's dredging division, UK Dredging, into the UK's leading maintenance dredging company, becoming General Manager in 2002 until retirement December 2015. During this period he also held senior management positions in the ports sector, as Marine Manager for the five ABP South Wales Ports he was responsible for port marine functions and obtaining marine licensing for the region. Now working as an independent dredging and marine advisor.

Jeff has been a Board member and the Marine Officer since January 2007 and was elected Chairman November 2016.

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