FOUR new board members with very different backgrounds are bringing a wealth of knowledge to Shoreham Port.
The board has seen big changes this year, with chairman Jim May and long-serving member Fiona Morris leaving at the end of last year when their terms came to an end.
Joining in January were Trevor Giddings, Carolyn Dwyer, Amber Foster and Joanne Newell.
They all live in the area and were appointed after a rigorous selection process, which saw more than 40 candidates apply. The authority said they would bring fresh skills and experience to the port.
Chief executive Rodney Lunn said: “It is great to see so much diversity on the board as we venture into a new year and a new chapter in the port’s history.
“I can say with confidence that our new board members have joined Shoreham Port at a very exciting time and we look forward to working with them.”
Trevor has a professional background as a civil engineer and currently runs his own management consultancy, focusing on the effective and efficient delivery of infrastructure programmes and projects.
Carolyn is director of communities, housing and environment for the London borough of Lambeth and is also a non-executive director for the Scottish Futures Trust.
She has 30 years’ experience in the public and private sectors, leading major infrastructure and regeneration programmes, and has been responsible for business transformation and organisational change.
Amber is a senior solicitor with a broad experience of commercial law in the manufacturing, retailing and broadcasting sectors. For most of her career, she has worked in-house for large organisations, most recently as general counsel and head of government affairs (UK) for QVC.
Joanne has spent the majority of her 30-year career in media sales, marketing and management, joining The Guardian in 1982 and becoming managing director of Surrey and Berkshire Media in 2001 and Berkshire Media Group in 2007.
Since 2010, she has held a number of senior interim and consultancy posts spanning a diverse range of businesses and sectors, including publishing, manufacturing and the NHS.