Martin Vestergaard, Chairman:

Master of Science in Engineering with more than 30 years’ experience in the building and construction sector, most recently as Managing Director in consulting services company Bascon. Martin Vestergaard also has management experience with municipally owned enterprises, including ports and harbours – supplemented by a Board Leadership programme at Copenhagen Business School.


Ulla Vestergaard, Deputy Chairman:

Social Democratic Mayor of the Municipality of Thisted with extensive experience as city councillor and Deputy Mayor (2010-2013) and city councillor alone (2014-2017). In addition, Ulla Vestergaard has 22 years’ experience from Danish public-sector trade union FOA, where she has held various positions and until 2017 was a consultant and instructor.


Peter Skjærbæk, member:

Master of Science in Engineering and Managing Director at Maersk H2S Safety Service. Peter Skjærbæk has an extensive network in the offshore sector, both nationally and internationally, where he has been a manager for a number of years. He also has several years of practical experience of working on boards.


Kirsten Hede, member:

Partner at Birk & Hede, which works with strategic and tactical leadership. Kirsten Hede has extensive management experience from the financial sector – with focus on risk management, international cooperation and procurement of capital. In addition, Kirsten Hede has attended a theoretical programme focusing on board work at Copenhagen Business School.


Jan N. Hansen, member:

Chairman of fishermen’s association Hanstholm Fiskeriforening and member of the board at the Danish Fishermen’s Association. Jan N. Hansen has enormous knowledge of fishing – combined with many years of practical experience in the industry and comprehensive local knowledge of the Port of Hanstholm.


Helle Freundlich Andersen, member:

Qualified lawyer and Managing Director at property development company Exxit 59 A/S in Vejle and property development site Havneøen in Vejle. Helle Freundlich Andersen has extensive experience in property development and has held a number of board positions over the years.


Rikke Pihl Andersen, employee-representative:

Qualified Shipmaster and employed as Harbour Assistant at the Port of Hanstholm. Rikke Pihl Andersen has worked as a Chief Officer for a number of years, using her experience to provide advice and services to vessels calling at the Port of Hanstholm.