New face on FHC board

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A retired professor, with more than 45 years’ of combined marine engineering, business management and consultancy experience, has joined the board of Falmouth Harbour Commissioners.

Following an extensive open recruitment process at the end of 2014, Professor Julian Wolfram, 68, joins the eight-strong board of commissioners, replacing Rob Yates after more than six years of service.

Wolfram brings a wealth of experience to the role. As well as being a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, a chartered engineer and yachtmaster, the new board member also has a background in lecturing marine structures and technology.

L-R: Falmouth Harbour Commissioner board members Professor Julian Wolfram, chairman Dave Ellis and Richard Reed
L-R: Falmouth Harbour Commissioner board members Professor Julian Wolfram, chairman Dave Ellis and Richard Reed

Wolfram has also been a professor of offshore research and development and he previously headed up the Department of Civil and Offshore Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.

Wolfram’s previous roles have also included Chair of the Management Board of Peninsular Research Institute for Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE). Part of that role included conducting research and publishing papers on renewable energy and developed wave-recording technology.

As well as Wolfram’s new appointment, Richard Reed, has also been re-appointed to the board. Reed, who has worked in the marine and natural resources industries for most of his career, is entering his third term for FHC.

FHC chairman, Dave Ellis, said: “It’s always great to attract both new talent and retain existing on the board. We’re looking forward to welcoming Julian and marking Richard’s next term with FHC.

“Julian’s extensive experience in marine engineering and business development will add tremendous value and complement the existing board members’ breadth of skills.”