L-R: Bill Fitzgerald, Ian Hamilton, Bob Hart, Janet Knight
Ian Hamilton, President & CEO
Ian Hamilton is President & CEO of the Hamilton Port Authority. He assumed this role in January 2017, after serving as the Hamilton Port Authority’s Vice President of Business Development and Real Estate since 2008, in which he was instrumental in the Port’s success in attracting more than $300M in external investment.
Ian possesses more than 25 years of experience in international transportation and logistics in Europe and North America, and has held progressively senior positions in the liner shipping industry, including Transatlantic Trade Director (Europe) for CP Ships and Business Development Manager for Hapag-Lloyd. Ian holds an MBA from Aston University (UK) and a BSc in business administration and economics from the College of Charleston, South Carolina. Ian is a Charter Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport North America, and currently serves as President of the Ontario Marine Transportation Forum.
Bob Hart, Chief Administrative Officer & Corporate Secretary
Bob has served as Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary for the Hamilton Port Authority since 2006.
Bob joined the HPA in 1988 as the Port Financial Officer and subsequently served in a number of progressive positions including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.Bob has been active with the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) serving on their board of directors from 2005 through 2007. Bob graduated from the Business Administration program at Mohawk College in 1984.
Janet Knight, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer for the Hamilton Port Authority since 2008, Janet joined the HPA in 1998 as Accounting Supervisor and subsequently served as Controller.
Prior to joining the HPA, Janet held the position of Financial Analyst with St. Joseph’s Hospital, as well as various positions, including Marketing Communications/Research Lead with Zeneca Agro. Janet graduated from McMaster University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Commerce. She attained the professional designation of Certified Management Accountant in 1992.
Bill Fitzgerald, Vice President, Operations
Bill has held the position Vice President, Operations since 2008.
Bill joined the Hamilton Port Authority in July 1995 as Project Engineer. , He previously worked with the Regional Municipality of Ottawa’s Transportation Department, as well as for the Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Waterloo.
Bill received a Bachelor of Applied Science, civil engineering / water resources, in 1995 from the University of Waterloo and registered with the Professional Engineers of Ontario in 1997.
The Port of Hamilton is the largest port in Ontario, contributing to $6 billion in economic activity and 38,000 jobs in Ontario.