The table below shows the current membership of the working committees.

Commissioner Finance

Moorings &
Business Development

Personnel &
Safety Environment
Mike Bowles Chair  Tick  
John Morrow Tick Tick  
Chris Lisher   Tick   Chair Tick
Paul Harrison   Tick      
Philip Naylor Tick  Tick 
Darren Longley Chair    Tick    
Robert Willows  Tick    Chair
Sarah Unsworth    Tick Chair    Tick
 Ryan WillegersTickTick



The Finance Committee advises the Commissioners and the Treasurer on the preparation of LHC’s Annual Report and Accounts and on the audit process. It is also assists the CEO and Treasurer in the preparation and presentation of the annual budgets. It advises the Commissioners when issues arise which require financial advice such as the procurement of loan finance.

Moorings & Business Development

The Mooring Committee & Business Development Committee has overall supervision of LHC’s stock of moorings and acts as a sounding board for the Officers to test proposals for improvements and new facilities and changes in policy. It also advises Commissioners on opportunities for the commercial development of the harbour including marketing and event promotion. This may include initiatives to develop LHC's business or joint initiatives with other partners and stakeholders in the Harbour and the Town.  


The Safety Committee has overall responsibility for LHC’s safety policies and practices. It meets to review marine safety performance including reports on incident numbers, staff training requirements and serious accidents or incidents. It also reviews enforcement history and major regulatory changes. It is also responsible considering and implementing recommended actions arising from the appointed Designated Persons external audit of LHC's compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code.

Personnel and Pensions

The Personnel and Pensions Committee prepares proposals for pay and conditions of employment for LHC personnel. It is responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of the appraisal system and the training and disciplinary procedures. The majority of training is associated with safety and this is continuously reviewed by the Safety Committee. The Committee is also tasked with monitoring pension arrangements.


The Environment Committee maintains oversight of LHC's environmental duties and initiatives, including delivery of LHC's climate change commitment and policy objectives to halve our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions before 2050.


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