PSS Board

Stuart Wallace

Chair of the Board

Stuart Wallace is the Chief Operating Officer and on the board of Forth Ports Limited. Stuart’s responsibility covers both the port and marine activities across the Group. Stuart’s day to day responsibilities include overseeing the operational activities of the business and working with the ports and marine management teams to ensure that the port and marine activities are undertaken safely and efficiently.

Stuart has been with Forth Ports since 2002, joining in the first instance as Financial Controller for the Scottish Operation. Stuart then went on to manage the day to day operations across Scotland prior to undertaking a 2 year secondment to the Port of Tilbury where he managed both the general port activity as well as London Container Terminal, returning to Scotland in January 2013. Stuart was then appointed Divisional Director for the Scottish Operation overseeing the commercial activities of all eight Scottish ports and the marine management teams operating on the Forth and Tay estuaries. Stuart assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer for the Group in 2017.

Stuart Wallace

Eddie Scoggins

Vice Chair and safety board champion

Eddie is an the Head of Safety Hutchison Ports UK. He is an experienced Head of Health, Safety and Environment with a demonstrated history of leading health and safety in a large multinational organisation with a diverse workforce. He has a strong operational background and skilled in ISO45001, health and safety law, CDM, safety culture and leadership , health and safety in the maritime and heavy engineering sectors, and Emergency Management.

With a wide experience of health and safety management in many sectors including public services, construction, agriculture, engineering and manufacturing, leisure and healthcare and a track record in leading and managing change, Eddie was an ideal candidate as Vice Chair of the PSS Board.

Eddie Scoggins

Martin Lawlor

Skills Board Champion, Port of Blyth

Martin was appointed Chief Executive by Blyth Harbour Commission in 2006 having previously held the roles of Deputy Chief Executive and Commercial & Operations Director. He also acts as Chair of the commission’s logistics subsidiary Transped.

Under his guidance Port of Blyth has grown its trade and client list significantly and is seen as a key strategic UK offshore energy support base. Now one of the largest ports of its kind in the UK, Blyth is known as an ambitious and customer focused, modern port operation. Having established the nationally significant Energy Central initiative with Northumberland County Council, further major growth around the Blyth Estuary is anticipated.

Martin is a council member of the British Ports Association having served as Chair between 2018 and 2021, is a former council member of Maritime UK, a board director of Port Skills & Safety and sits on the executive group of Subsea NE.

Neil Glendinning

Marine Board Champion

Neil is now retired, but worked at Harwich Haven Authority for 25 years, the last nine years of which were spent in the role of CEO. Previously he worked as a Harbour Master, DHM (Operations) and Pilot. His wealth of knowledge from his time in the port industry made him an ideal choice to sit on the PSS Board.

Angela Jeffrey

Treasurer, Port of London Authority

Angela is in Chief Accountant at the Port of London Authority, she joined the PSS Board as Treasurer in 2023.

Angela Jeffrey

Helen Kelly

Shipping, Trade Unions and Communications Board Champion

Helen Kelly is Director of Communications, Campaigns and Digital at Nautilus International. Helen drives communications, campaigns, and digital strategy that delivers key messages to members, stakeholders, and the wider industry to bring about real change, and ensure the voice of maritime and shipping professionals are heard by decision makers and the public.

A former journalist, Helen worked for Lloyd’s List for 15 years, rising to the role of European Editor in Chief. She previously wrote for a several national newspapers, and reported for National Public Radio in the US as a UK-based stringer.

Helen Kelly

Alan Page

Skills and Data Board Champion

Dr Alan Page is an Associate Professor of Environmental and Public Health at Middlesex University as well as an appointee to various roles with the Chartered Institute of Environmental health. He has authored a range of book chapters on public health history as well as being a co-author of the key research book for environmental health practitioners, alongside which he has authored papers covering occupational housing, mental health and housing, and regulatory practice.

Mark Rushton

Data and Training Board Champion

Mark is CEO at COMET, an organisation that brings together technology and expertise to isolate risks and address the systemic issues which trigger incidents and under performance.  He has spent over 20 years developing a forensic knowledge of the root causes that trigger failure of all types, and more importantly what it takes to build solutions that prevent recurrence and sustain better performance.  Having worked worldwide his experience spans a number of industries including Oil & Gas, Construction, Ports & Marine and Utilities.

Mark graduated in Aberdeen in the late 1990’s and has retained a business and commercial interest since, having successfully led product developments, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions to support growth and innovation.  He is passionate about collaboration, and in particular the role that technology can play in bringing industries closer and in making them better informed.