Who’s on the move: June 26, 2023

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA)

Charl van Niekerk has been appointed CEO of Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), the Crown corporation responsible for the delivery of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. van Niekerk recently held the position of executive vice president – transportation at Infrastructure Ontario and brings a wealth of experience in infrastructure planning and delivery, asset management, and operational management in the public and private sectors. He has overseen numerous provincial highway, subway, and rail projects, including the successful delivery of the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway that connects to the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Globally, he has a leadership background in construction, operations, and engineering.

Port of Seattle

The Port of Seattle has hired Karen Goon as its new deputy executive director, replacing the current, retiring deputy, Dave Soike. Good will report directly to executive director Steve Metruck. She starts work at the Port of Seattle in mid-July. Goon has decades of administrative and leadership experience throughout the Puget Sound region. Previously, she served as Kitsap County Administrator since 2014, reporting directly to the County Board of Commissioners; serving in a number of administrative roles in Pierce County government from 1996 to 2014, including portfolios in Transportation and Public Works & Utilities.

SVT Robotics

SVT Robotics has appointed Cole Heffernan as CFO. Heffernan joins the SVT executive team having most recently served as head of operations at SEI Novus. Before that he was CFO at Novus Partners, Inc. Heffernan earned a master’s degree in accounting from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas.

ECS Group

Ian Morgan is ECS Group’s new group commercial director for the US. Morgan was previously Qatar Airways Cargo’s vice-president cargo for the Americas.


Geodis has appointed Camille Porgès as EVP governance, risks and compliance. She will join the group’s executive committee, which is chaired by Marie-Christine Lombard, the company’s CEO. Porgès began her career in 2004 as a lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions at Clifford Chance LLP. In 2010, she joined Eutelsat as senior legal counsel, with responsibility for the company’s mergers and acquisitions. She was promoted to the position of group compliance and privacy director in 2017. In 2019, she joined the ATOS group as head of ethics and compliance and was appointed chief compliance officer in April 2022. Porgès graduated from the ESCP business school and holds a postgraduate degree in business law from Paris II Panthéon Assas University.