Jonathan Monk

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Jonathan began his career with a degree in Geology at Durham University, leading on to work in environmental consultancy on major industrial site reclamations.  His interest in ports and the marine sector was sparked by a project to develop a large-scale ship recycling facility and oil rig service centre on the Tees Estuary.  He joined the port development company Able UK as an in-house environmental specialist and worked on various port and port-related development projects both in Teesside and Humberside.  Following a break to complete an MSc in Environmental Biogeochemistry at Newcastle University, Jonathan returned to Able UK to work on the Able Marine Energy Park, a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project comprising a new port designed to service the marine energy sector with manufacturing, export and service facilities – Jonathan worked on this project through to its consent by the Secretary of State for Transport.

Jonathan joined the Port of Milford Haven in Summer 2016, following a smooth transition period with his predecessor in the role.  This position has enabled him to apply his experience in port-related environmental matters more broadly, and to engage with Welsh Government as a representative of the wider ports sector in Wales.  He is an enthusiastic promoter of environmental good practice in industry and uses this to take a positive approach to the Port’s regulatory role.