Ashley Woods

Global Head of Environmental Improvement and HSSE Performance Insights
APM Terminals

Ashley is dual British-Australian national. Growing up in Australia and spending time living on a remote mine where he was schooled via CB radio, Ashley developed a fascination with the natural environmental and resources.

Ashley completed a B.Sc and M.Sc at the University of Durham in Geosciences. Ashley’s early career as an Environmental Consultant focused on Water Resource Management, Flood Risk and later on Water Sensitive Urban Design. During this period Ashley completed an Masters in the Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering Department at University College London, focusing the use of mathematical decision theory for water supply capacity expansion planning.

Moving to the Oil and Gas industry, Ashley worked as an Environmental and Social Advisor for BP on major Upstream projects in Angola and then for on- and off-shore operations in the North Sea. Following this Ashley moved into a corporate role as an Environmental Modelling Advisor specializing in Effluent Treatment, Oil Spill Contingency, and Air Impact Assessments.

Ashley currently holds the role of Global Head of Environmental Improvement in APM Terminals. Here Ashley is developing and implementing a new Environmental Management program. Embedding sound environmental management practices and standards intp APM Terminals’ Operating System. The strategy is designed to leverage cross-function and multi-disciplinary expertise within APM Terminals to achieve better environmental outcomes in collaboration and through partnership with customers and stakeholders.

Ashley is Chartered Scientist and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.

Sessions

The Push to Decarbonise: How Port Terminals Can Achieve Their Sustainability Targets

Thursday 3rd December 2020, 2.05pm – 3.00pm

Social and regulatory pressure to reduce emissions in the shipping industry will require terminals to decarbonise and transition away from diesel. This panel discussion will review the value drivers for electrified port equipment and how automation and electrification can go hand in hand.