YARMOUTH HARBOUR WELCOMES a NEW COMMISSIONER
Yarmouth Harbour will have a new Commissioner joining the board from 1 June 2019:
I spent my childhood in Sandown and following secondary school, joined the Army and went to college to train as a Royal Engineer. After several postings to various countries, I returned to the Island after seven years, to take up the post of Youth Officer, for West Wight and Yarmouth. I was responsible for leading the youth centre and the Islands D of E scheme, which at that time, was based at the old railway station, now a well-known local establishment! After a couple of years, I left the Island and spent several years in Oxford, where I ran my own Electrical wholesaling and Security business. During that time I was appointed a Magistrate in Oxford and on returning to the Island in the mid 1990’s, continued to sit on the Island and have completed over 30 years of service culminating in being appointed Chairman of the Bench in 2011.
On my return to the Island, I had several interests in sports activity companies including a paragliding school. In the early 2000’s I reignited my interest in boating and established a RYA Sea School & Charter business operating from Yarmouth Harbour. Since then, I have had an active interest in the Harbour, having previously served on the Board of the Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners (2005-2014), where I also held the position of Chair and on stepping down from the Board, I served on YHAC (2015 – present).
I am an Offshore Yacht master, RYA Instructor and we keep several boats for commercial and personal use, in the harbour. I am greatly looking forward to continuing to contribe to the Board of Commissioners and the future direction of Yarmouth Harbour.