A graduate of Northumbria University, O’Hara has a wealth of experience in the travel industry having held senior leadership positions at Teesside Airport, Leeds Bradford Airport, the Port of Dover, and more recently as CEO of London City Cruise Port.
Matt Beeton, Port of Tyne Chief Executive Officer, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to welcome Kate to the team. She brings extensive experience gained in the aviation, hospitality and the maritime sector and will play a key role in achieving our Tyne 2050 strategy.’
Cruise and ferry expertise
With wide-ranging experience within the ports and maritime sector and an acknowledged expert in the cruise and ferry sector, Kate was previously Chair of Cruise Britain, a Board member of Visit Greenwich and an active member of the Council of Management of Cruise Europe.
‘It’s an exciting time to join the Port of Tyne, and I am looking forward to working closely with the commercial and executive team in helping to deliver our ambitious and exciting transformation agenda across our core business streams,’ said Kate.
The Port of Tyne, located in the UK’s North East operates in bulks, break bulk, offshore, rail-freight, automotive, cruise and ferry, logistics, and estates. This year Port of Tyne is expecting 59 cruise ship calls, O'Hara told Seatrade Cruise News.