Management team

Senior management

Steve Williams

Managing Director

Steve has spent over 30 years in the shipping industry, working in senior management positions for Britain’s major ports. Steve’s role is making sure Portico stays on track to fulfil its potential in the cargo and logistics business. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Covid-19 honours, for outstanding services during the pandemic.

 

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Steve Williams

Richard Lewis

Operations Director

With nearly 40 years of shipping experience, Richard has worked with major port operators and shipping lines.

Originally from South Wales Richard has worked across the country starting his career in the Merchant Navy before joining Geest Bananas at their ABP port facility.

Since then he has taken up positions improving operations at both Barry and Southampton ports and has developed good relationships with UK and EU receivers.

 

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Richard Lewis

Mark Webb

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Webb has worked for Portsmouth City Council’s finance department for 15 years, joining as a senior accountant and working his way up to Finance Manager. He is now Chief Financial Officer for Portico and Finance Manager at Portsmouth International Port, where he manages the port’s budget and spend.

His experience working in the public sector has involved him overseeing major investment projects and also navigating the port finances.

 

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Mark Webb

Daphne Comber

Head of Portico Logistics – Customs

With over 30 years’ experience within the customs, freight and logistics industry, Daphne manages our customs agency and freight forwarding operations . Responsible for managing all HMRC requirements, ensuring cargo leaves the port quickly and efficiently as possible, while maintaining excellent customer satisfaction.

 

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Daphne Comber

Matt Green

Head of Portico Logistics – Commercial

Matt joined the Portico team in 2014, and has a wide range of experience in the shipping and logistics sector. As commercial head of Portico Logistics, Matt ensures that our logistics customers are kept happy, and also coordinates the full supply chain package for businesses we work with.

 

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Matt Green