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The MCP Team

Alan Long -

Chief Executive Officer

Alan joined MCP in 1987, having spent the previous 15 years with HM Customs & Excise. In addition to the day to day running of the company, as Chief Executive he is responsible for developing company strategy, with the support of his management team.

Steve Lamb -

General Manager

Steve joined the company in November 2013. He is a proven professional, having worked within the logistics/multimodal industry for some 30 years. Steve has previously worked for several major shipping lines and port-related service companies.

David Copsey -

Accountant

David has over 20 years experience managing finance for SME's. Prior to joining MCP in 1992, he was a Director of a Toyota dealership. As part of the team at MCP, David is responsible for the financial control of the company.

Ole Krebs -

Business Services Manager

Ole has worked for the company since 1987 and as business services manager his responsibilities include that of Destin8 release management, system functionality and interfaces. He came to the UK in 1978 - ostensibly to gain frontline agency experience for a six month period after having completed his apprenticeship with a major ship owner in Copenhagen - but, as they say, liked the place so much he decided to stay.

Russell Knowles -

Systems Manager

Russell has spent over 25 years in IT all within the Transport Sector and has been with MCP since 2003. Prior to this he worked for the Port of Felixstowe in their IT Department. He has run large projects and teams in both software development and support disciplines. His current role at MCP is Systems Manager and is responsible for managing the MCP software development team.

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Daniel Farrow -

Systems Developer

Dan joined MCP from university and has now been employed by MCP for over 10 years. Dan is part of the software development team and is responsible for the design of new components and also specialises in J2EE development. Once Destin8 went live his role changed slightly to include support of Destin8.

Andy Finch -

Systems Developer

Andy joined MCP in 2003 having previously worked for 2 major Shipping Lines. Andy's initial role was Customer Administration and as such dealt with all aspects of customer connectivity. As well as being heavily involved with Destin8 UAT testing, Andy was also part of the Cutover Team which ensured customers were notified of all important Destin8 information prior to the cutover from FCPS. His current role at MCP is Developer where his previous system experience should prove invaluable.

Paula Gilbert -

Quality Assurance Testing

Paula has 15 years experience within the shipping industry. Since joining MCP in 2003 she has worked as part of the customer services team and is now involved in Quality Assurance testing.

Rob Kidd -

Systems Developer

Rob has been with MCP over 8 years, working as a developer, formerly on FCPS and now with Destin8. He worked in insurance broking for over 13 years prior to joining the company and has studied for and gained a software engineering degree on a part time basis whilst at MCP.

Lynn Needs -

Customer Services

Lynn has worked in Customer Services at MCP since 2001 and has been actively involved in the successful implementation of NES, Destin8 and SAD-H. Her role as Help Desk Team Leader includes customer liaison, UAT testing and external training. Previously she worked for Customs in Felixstowe for 20 years, in a number of operational areas.

Stuart Noble -

Quality Assurance Testing

Stuart joined MCP in early 2012 following 16 years within the IT / Telecommunications sector, where he gained experience in customer services, software development/testing and system/solution design. His initial role within MCP was as a member of the Helpdesk team, where, in addition to his Customer Services role he was involved in pre-release UAT testing. In 2013, Stuart took up a position on the Quality Assurance Testing team where he is able to further invest his technical expertise.

Alison Noy -

Systems Developer

Alison has worked on various Container Management projects since graduating from college, both for the Port of Felixstowe and latterly MCP. Working for MCP, she initially worked on FCPS, both as a designer and programmer, then on Destin8 as a Database specialist and developer.

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Tina Purnell -

Management PA

Tina joined the company in 2010 as Management PA. Prior to joining MCP, Tina worked for 23 years as a senior secretary for accountancy firm Grant Thornton, where her responsibilities included working for partners and managers and providing assistance to both the tax and audit departments.

Paul Seaman -

Systems Developer

Paul started his career with MCP over 15 years ago following his decision for a career change. Formerly employed by Suffolk Constabulary, BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia and the Royal Air Force, he now develops software for Destin8 using JAVA and XML. One of his main focus areas is the CHIEF Interface. He is looking forward to bringing new technologies to Destin8, primarily Service Bus Architecture and AJAX.

Ian Shepard -

Systems Developer

Ian has over 30 years experience as a developer, over 20 years in MCP, formerly on FCP80/FCPS, then Destin8. Prior to joining MCP he worked for Honeywell-Bull in large systems Software Support and as a Project Leader, specialising in mainframe application conversions.

Sandie Whiting -

Accounts Assistant

Sandie has over 20 years experience working within the financial sector. Prior to joining MCP in 2006, Sandie worked for Barclays Bank Plc and Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. Currently studying towards an accounting qualification, Sandie assists the Accountant, David Copsey.