Board of Directors

Martin Vestergaard, Chairman:

Master of science in Engineering and Deputy Director of the Regional Capital's unity for Plan & Built. Martin Vestergaard has more than 30 years of experience in the building and construction sector as well as management experience with municipally owned enterprises including ports. Further, Martin has a Board Leadership programme from 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 was consultant and instructor until 2017.

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, in which he has been a manager for a number of years, combined with several years of experience with board work.

Kirsten Hede, Member:

Partner at Birk & Hede that 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 has attended a theoretical programme focusing on board work at Copenhagen Business School.

Jan N. Hansen, Member:

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

Helle Freundlich Andersen, Member:

Educated lawyer with extensive experience in property development. Helle F. Andersen is mediator at Codex Advokater. In addition, Helle has many years of experience teaching at the Business Academy Midt Vest in Aarhus and several years of experience with board work.

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.