News Release

14th September 2001

Chris Gray Announces Retirement


Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited have announced that Chief Executive, Chris Gray, will retire at the end of December this year.

Chris Gray joined the Hutchison Group in mid 1998. He was appointed Managing Director of the Port of Felixstowe in April 1999 and Chief Executive of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited in May 1999.

Richard Pearson, Managing Director of Hutchison Westports Limited, who will now assume Chris Gray’s role, said “the Hutchison Group greatly appreciates Chris Gray’s contribution during the past three years and although he is retiring at the end of the year, Chris will continue to undertake projects for the Group in the future.”

Chris Gray has been Chairman of the UKMPG for the past two years and it is also anticipated that he will stand down from that position at the end of the year having completed his term of office.

Chris Gray said “I have thoroughly enjoyed working for the Hutchison Group. It has been a privilege to run the country’s largest container port and I have found the challenges very stimulating. The past three years have been a tremendous experience and I have been most fortunate to have been given the opportunity to look after the Hutchison Group’s port interests here in the UK. I have worked for more than forty years, more or less non stop, and I think it is now time to do something a little less strenuous. However, I am pleased to continue my involvement with the group and I hope to still be around when the Trinity and Bathside Bay developments, which I have been deeply involved with, actually come to fruition.”