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New Board member at PLA

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has announced that the Secretary of State for Transport has appointed Angela Knight as a non-executive member of the Board.

Mrs Knight holds a number of non-executive directorships, including Scottish Widows and Logica, as well as being Chief Executive of the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers. In her earlier career she held managerial positions in a number of industrial companies, before becoming a Member of Parliament in 1992. She held the ministerial position of Economic Secretary in the Treasury from 1995 – 97.

Simon Sherrard, Chairman of PLA, said, "We are delighted that Angela is joining our Board and we look forward to benefiting from her wide business and political experience".

For further information contact Martin Garside. Tel: 020 7743 7915. Fax: 020 7743 7998.

Note to Editors:

The PLA is the port authority for 93 miles (150 km) of the tidal River Thames from the Estuary to Teddington. It provides navigational and pilotage services for ships using the Port of London, including the maintenance of shipping channels. The PLA is also actively engaged in the promotion of the Port of London, one of the UK’s top three ports, handling over 50 million tonnes of cargo in 2001. The Port comprises over 80 independently owned terminals and port facilities, which handle a very wide range of cargoes.