Associated British Ports is delighted to welcome Roger Pearce to the company as Head of Health, Safety, and Environment  and supporting health and safety for Group.

Roger has worked for both regulatory and commercial organisations within various sectors, including manufacturing, real estate, and hospitality.

Simon Bird, Regional Director for the Humber said: “We’re delighted to welcome Roger to ABP in such a critical role in delivering our health and safety across the ports. We are proud of our commitment to safety and look forward to working with Roger.”

Roger Pearce added: “I’m excited to have joined ABP. From what I’ve seen so far there are some truly excellent initiatives and approaches including the Thrive training, and I am keen to use that training as it’s a critical part of getting our message across.

“ABP’s commitment to health, safety and the environment is well-established, and our focus will be on driving continuous improvement. I am looking forward to working across the Humber ports, supporting the ABP team, partners, and customers to keep people and our workplaces healthy and safe.”

Roger joins the team following 12 years in the healthcare industry where he oversaw the high-risk environments including the sterilisation of medical devices using radiation and highly hazardous chemicals.

His long-standing background in health and safety began after 12 years in the Merchant Navy which he joined after leaving school. He also qualified as an Environmental Health Officer, which gave him a grounding in the legal aspects and managing safety.