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News - 28/02/14

Vacancies on CHC Board of Commissioners

Forthcoming vacancies on the CHC Board of Commissioners offer a valuable opportunity for individuals who wish to contribute to the local community and to the strategic direction and management of the important port of Cowes. 

CHC has two Commissioners reaching the end of their second term of office this May, and consequently a recruitment process is underway to seek replacements. 

The philosophy within the Commission is to look ahead at the skill sets we believe will be needed over the next few years to meet requirements. It is particularly important for the Board to contain an appropriate balance of skills, competencies and experience to manage the harbour effectively and provide leadership, motivation, and strategic direction. 

Chairman of CHC, Roger Mathias, said: “For the period 2014 to 2017, the Commission is particularly seeking candidates with expertise and experience in marketing, as well as safety and security. These skills are not prescriptive and candidates who can contribute in other relevant areas will be considered in the broad context of a balanced Board requirement.

“We have been very fortunate in the quality of our Commissioners and CHC will be looking to build on that to match future needs.”

Each Commissioner is appointed for a three year period which may be extended to a second period, and only in exceptional circumstances, to a third period.

A recruitment panel is being formed which will consist of the Chairman of CHC, a local stakeholder, and an independent. The Commissioner posts will be advertised online on the CHC website, and also in the Isle of Wight County Press on 7th March. The closing date for applications is Monday, 24th March.

The interview panel will convene in early April. Recommendations to the CHC Board will be made later in April with the intention of the new Commissioners starting their appointment in May.