Chief Executive Officer, UK Major Ports Group

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The UK Major Ports Group is the industry voice for the UK’s major port operators and represents nine of the top ten port operators in UK. Members collectively handle 75% of the UK’s port volumes through 40 ports and invest over £600million per annum in UK ports and infrastructure. These include the largest ports in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland in areas of economic significance across the United Kingdom. Evans works with members, policy and law makers to navigate the changing policy landscape and represent their interests to Government, political parties and officials across the UK.

Evans joined the UK Major Ports Group in May 2023 from the global consulting firm, Stonehaven where he was a Partner. Prior to Stonehaven, Evans served as a Special Adviser under three consecutive Prime Ministers – David Cameron, Theresa May and latterly Boris Johnson.

Evans has extensive experience of cross-Government Whitehall departments and Parliament having been an early champion of the ‘Levelling Up’ agenda and joined the UKMPG having been at the centre of British politics during a historic period of three general elections and an EU referendum in five years.