UK trade association launches youth board

containers The youth board will review the draft UKMPG strategy for 2020. Image: UKMPG

A UK trade association has created a youth board to provide an advisory perspective on its strategy in line with helping support future leaders of the ports sector.

The UK Major Ports Group’s (UKMPG) youth board is charged with having a specific focus on ensuring UKMPG is working on the priorities for long term, sustainable success of the ports sector in the UK and that the future ports sector is an attractive one to join and a fulfilling one to work in.

Tim Morris, CEO of UKMPG, said: “It’s vital that the priorities that UKMPG works on today are the right ones not just for the long-term, sustainable success of the sector but also are the ones that attract and motivate high potential young people to work in our sector.

“Getting the perspectives of the ports leaders of tomorrow is, we believe, a key way of achieving this. The Youth Board should be a fantastic opportunity for UKMPG to gather these perspectives, help shape our strategy accordingly and present the output to the main Board.”

The youth board’s first meeting will be on 1 November, where it will review the draft UKMPG strategy for 2020, alongside being briefed by the government on the Maritime 2050 vision and receiving an external expert perspective on key maritime sector trends from Drewry.

Recommendations on the UKMPG strategy for 2020 will then go forward to the main UKMPG board, made up of the CEOs of the UKs largest port operators, ahead of its meeting later in the month.

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