Board of Directors

Michael Svane, chairman: Michaelsvane2980@gmail.com

Michael Svane is educated lawyer and has more than 25 years of experience in the transport industry. In addition to previous positions as head of business policy as well as CEO of the industry organization Danske Vognmænd, Michael Svane has been CEO of DI Transport for 16 years. Today he advises in transport and infrastructure and sits on several boards. Since May 2022 he has been chairman of the Port of Hanstholm.

Jens Kristian Yde, vice-chairman: jky@thisted.dk

Jens Kristian (Kris) Yde is conservative deputy mayor in Thisted Municipality and has been a part of the municipal council for 18 years. He is chairman of the municipality’s Business, Climate, Environment and Technology Committee, and member of the municipal Finance Committee. Kris Yde has more than 40 years of experience from the auditing industry including being CEO of Brandt Revision until 2022. Kris Yde is active on several boards including the Thisted Vand Group and since 2022 as vice-chairman for the Port of Hanstholm.

Lone Saaby, member: .

Lone Saaby has a Master of Science in Economics. At the beginning of 2022, she became CEO of Education Esbjerg after six years as CEO of the Danish Safety Technology Authority (Sikkerhedsstyrelsen). Lone Saaby is a board graduate of the CBS Executive Board Program and has a digital continuing education from MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, USA. She sits on several boards include being chairman of Southwest Jutland Museums. Lone Saaby joined the Port of Hanstholm’s board i 2022.

Marianne Nielsen, member: .

Marianne Nielsen has a degree in engineering and more than 30 years of experience from management positions in the private business sector. Since 2014, she has been Director of Operations and Infrastructure at SDC. In addition, she has experience from senior positions at Ericsson and the IT company IBM. Marianne Nielsen is a board graduate from both INSEAD and Board Governance and has been on the Port of Hanstholm’s board since 2022.

Søren Mattesen, member: .

Since 2021, Søren Mattesen has been CEO of the aquaculture company Sashimi Royal, which breeds yellowtail kingfish at the Port of Hanstholm. He is HD-educated and former director of the mussel producer company Vilsund Blue for 16 years. Søren Mattesen is a board graduate from Board Governance and has board experience from the fishing industry including Nordjysk Fødevareerhverv. Søren Mattesen has been part of the Port of Hanstholm’s board since 2022.

Jan Hansen, member: .

Jan N. Hansen is educated fishing skipper and has for many years been fishing from Hanstholm as owner of the fishing vessel »HM 635 Karbak«. Since 2003, he has been chairman of Hanstholm Fiskeriforening (association for the local fishermen). In addition, he is also member of the board of Danmarks Fiskeriforening PO, which is the main organization for the Danish Fishermen. Jan N. Hansen has been member of the Port of Hanstholm’s board in almost 20 years, since 2003.

Kristian Bjerregaard, member: .

Kristian Bjerregaard is employee-elected representative on the Port of Hanstholm’s board, who got elected in 2022. He is born and raised in Hanstholm and has since 2021 been the daily manager of the Port of Hanstholm’s service department that is responsible for servicing and maintaining the port’s areas. Since 2008, Kristian Bjerregaard has been a part of the board of Hanstholm Net, which offers TV and internet - since 2015 as chairman of the board.