Falmouth Harbour Commissioners undertake the statutory and regulatory management of the Harbour. They have created two business arms to provide focussed management of their leisure and pilotage operations.
Chair and Deputy Chairman
Carrie has more than 30 years of human resources and management experience and has worked in a variety of different industries including retail, brewing, IT, leisure, banking & financial services. She has held Director/Board positions since 1996. Carrie lives in Mawnan Smith and works as a HR consultant.
Gary retired in 2012 after 45 years in the Shipping & Logistics business. During his last 5 working years he was Managing Director of Denholm Wilhelmsen Ltd, a leading ship agency with offices worldwide including Falmouth. Gary moved to Falmouth in 2011 and is a leisure user of the harbour.
The Board of Commissioners
Mark is a solicitor with Stephens Scown of Truro; he brings an abundance of business planning experience to the role. He currently holds posts as the Deputy Chairman Trustee of the Royal Cornwall Museum and Honorary Solicitor of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Society. Mark joined the Board in January 2017.
Ben was employed in Product Management and Sales & Marketing Director roles for 12 years at marine equipment manufacturer Lewmar Ltd, and Camper & Nicholsons Marinas. More recently, he has provided business consultancy to leisure and commercial marine businesses. Ben is currently employed by Exeter University, delivering a £6.8m European Regional Development Fund, which enables marine technology research and innovation activities with businesses in Cornwall & IoS. Ben grew up Falmouth.
Adrian retired from the Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service in April 2016, having completed 30 years of service and achieving the rank of Chief Fire Officer. More recently, he has held the position of Non Executive Director with Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, where he is Chair of the Audit Committee. Adrian joined the Board in January 2019 and lives in Truro.
Andrew is land manager and business owner outside Bodmin. He brings a diverse view on the workings of business with specific interest in diversification and enhancement. He currently holds posts with the Country Land and Business Association and the Cornwall Agri-Food Council. Andrew joined the Board in July 2019
Dr Neil Andrew CEng FRINA FRAeS CDipAF
A native of Falmouth, Neil held senior appointments in the MoD culminating in spearheading business transformation of the R&D labs prior to privatisation and subsequent stock market flotation. A life-long sailor himself, since retiring in 2009 he has played a lead in organising major sailing events.
Richard is a master mariner and an ocean yachtmaster. Having spent 16 years as a managing director with the world’s largest inspection testing and certification business, he established his own leadership development consultancy in the Middle East. In 2017 he returned to his native Cornwall. He is a regular leisure user of the port.
Don worked in education for the whole of his working life as a teacher, local and government education adviser and self-employed consultant. He taught sailing for 28 years and established four RYA teaching establishments. He has served on two sailing club committees as bosun and Rear Commodore Sailing. He has owned yachts for forty years and currently owns a traditionally built 27’ gaff cutter. He is currently Vice Chair and Director of Falmouth Classics Association Ltd, Deputy Station Manager and Training Manager at Nare Point Coastwatch Station and has an interest in a local boatyard.
The FHC Team
Mark became deputy Harbour Master in 1992 & became CEO and Harbour Master in 2000. Mark is a member of the board and responsible to them for implementing their strategy & oversight of all operations undertaken by FHC & for the operation of the Marine Safety Management System. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lloyd is the Maintenance Manager & Assistant Harbour Master, he is responsible for the conservancy (maintenance) function of Falmouth Harbour Commissioners. email@example.com
Duncan is the Deputy Harbour Master. As well as deputising for Mark, Duncan has prime responsibility for commercial movements in the harbour as well as leading on emergency preparedness and response. He is also the General Manager for Falmouth Pilot Services. firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki is the Environment and Quality Systems Manager responsible for developing and maintaining the organisations integrated management system. email@example.com
Lesley is the Finance Manager for FHC responsible for ensuring that the finances of the Organisation are managed in an accountable and auditable manner. She provides financial management information to assist the CEO and the Board to make informed financial decisions and ensures that statutory responsibilities in respect of required returns of financial information are complied with. She also produces collated accounts in the required format by statute or guidance. firstname.lastname@example.org