Freeport Director, Tees Valley Combined Authority


He is responsible for delivering the first and largest Freeport in the UK. The 4,500-acre Teesside Freeport covers sites across the entire Tees Valley including Teesworks, Teesside International Airport, PD Teesport, Wilton International, Port of Middlesbrough, the Port of Hartlepool, Able Seaton Port, Redcar Bulk Terminal and LV Shipping.

“Teesside Freeport offers one of the largest regeneration opportunities in Europe, with well-connected infrastructure, a strong innovation eco-system, access to a highly skilled local population and miles and miles of opportunity”.

Nolan’s background is as chartered management accountant with over 25 years of Retail, Offshore Energy and Ports experience. He began his career in logistics and distribution with Arcadia before moving into financial roles within retail and the offshore energy and telecoms sectors. Nolan returned to the logistics sector with the Port of Tyne where he was responsible for delivering new business investment and developing major infrastructure whilst working with the likes of Renault, Nissan, VW, Maersk, DFDS, Drax and LPL.