Nick Loader


Nick Loader

Chief Operating Officer, UK


Nick graduated from the University of Bath (studying Economics) before qualifying as a chartered accountant with KPMG. He worked for McCarthy & Stone before joining P&O Head Office. During 13 years with P&O, Nick performed various roles including Finance Director of Associated Bulk Carriers plc and Finance Director of P&O Ferries Portsmouth. He then spent several years with Carnival plc before joining Southampton Container Terminals (now DP World Southampton) as Finance Director in 2005.

Nick became CEO of DP World Southampton in April 2016, leading the company to record levels of throughput and productivity. In February 2018, he was appointed UK COO for DP World and in that role is responsible for port operations at Southampton and London Gateway.