Chief Executive Officer

Humber Freeport
circa £120,000

In March 2021 it was announced that the Humber was to gain Freeport status. This was driven by an ambitious collaboration between businesses, the four local authorities and the two LEPs from the Humber area and will result in a hugely exciting and far-reaching economic transformation. Already home to the UK’s busiest port complex including the four major ports of Hull, Goole, Immingham and Grimsby which combined handle around 17% of the nation’s trade, the Humber Ports play a vital role as strategic assets in the fabric of the UK. Spanning a wide area on both banks of the Humber, the Freeport will stimulate growth and investment, with a focus on renewable energy, carbon capture, port and logistics, food processing, advanced manufacturing and chemical and process industries.


With a shadow Board already in place, the Freeport is now pushing ahead with the appointment of a permanent Chief Executive Officer and senior team.  This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of what will be a major regional programme in the Humber region, and we are therefore seeking candidates with a rare range of skills and experience.  Working with the Chair and Board, you will help to create what is in effect a ‘start up’ organisation, hiring your team and ensuring the structure and indeed culture is the right one for the journey ahead.  You will have the ability to build relationships and alliances across the public and private sectors, with a strong understanding of place-based regeneration, ‘levelling up’, and how the Freeport can create tangible and life-changing benefits for the communities of the region.


For more information please download the role profile, or contact Luke Judd at Starfish on 07435 270659 or via

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