P&O legal chief snares CEO role

P&O has appointed it legal chief Michael Gradon to take charge of the group’s London Gateway project in Essex.

Michael Gradon, a board member of P&O and director of commercial and legal affairs, has been appointed as chief executive of London Gateway, P&O’s £1.5bn port and business park development that received government approval in July.

As a result of the appointment Gradon will relinquish his company secretarial duties. Gradon joined P&O in 1986 and was appointed to the company’s main board in 1998.