Lymington Harbour Commissioners are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Commissioner with effect from the 1st November 2018.
Chris will fill a vacancy arising from the retirement of Geoff Stokes on the 31st October 2018 and will take over the chair the Safety Committee.
Chris spent his whole working career in the marine industry. Firstly, at sea as a Deck Officer and Master for several companies in the Merchant Navy, before moving into management in the submarine telecoms cable industry where he undertook roles in operations, project management and human resources, culminating in several years as a Director.
He then moved to a role as Chief Executive & Harbour Master at Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, where he worked until he retired from full time employment. During his time in Yarmouth Chris led projects to improve customer service by improving the layout of the harbour, refurbishing the facilities ashore and updating the processes and computer systems as well as renovating the pier.
He is an avid bird watcher and is keen to keep the balance between a commercial viable harbour and the environment. Chris has lived in the Lymington area for the last 12 years.
The Commissioners are pleased to welcome Chris to the team and look forward to working with him to continue to develop the harbour for the benefit of users and the local community.