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Ruth Wood appointed as permanent CEO at Mersey Maritime

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BIRKENHEAD : Just five months after becoming Interim Chief Executive of Mersey Maritime, Ms. Ruth Wood has now been appointed to the role on a permanent basis.

Ruth Wood is a former senior manager at Peel Ports Group and latterly head of commercial at Mersey Maritime. She took the helm in July following the departure of Chris Shirling-Rooke, who left to become chief executive of Maritime UK.

“Ruth has shown us she possesses the skills, experience, drive and vision to continue the Mersey Maritime success story,” said Mersey Maritime Chairman, Mr. John Hulmes.

Joining Mersey Maritime five years ago from Peel Ports, Ruth Wood took on the role of head of commercial. During her eight years at Peel Ports, she was a key member of the team behind the opening of the around US$491 million Liverpool2 container terminal.

“I’m immensely proud of what we have achieved at Mersey Maritime over the past few years and I am honoured to be appointed as permanent Chief Executive,” said Ms. Ruth Wood.

She added, “Mersey Maritime is in the vanguard of one of the most important periods of change in the history of our industry. This is underpinned by the Government’s Maritime 2050 strategy and we are playing a major role in its delivery.”

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