FHC board vacancy


Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) is looking for a new member to join its board of commissioners.

The harbour authority is the organisation responsible for the management, maintenance and regulation of the Port of Falmouth. The board is responsible for the strategic oversight of a wide range of activities that are vital to the safe management and economic prosperity of the port.

In addition to being accountable for the proper exercise of the authority’s statutory functions, the board also oversees facility development projects and partnership working such as involvement in the Port of Falmouth Development Initiative (PFDI) and the setting up of the FaBTest Site for testing of wave energy devices.

Candidates are generally expected to have wide and relevant experience, preferably at senior management or board level.

After 12 years serving as a commissioner, FHC chairman, Dave Ellis, will be standing down in December and handing over his role to Carrie Gilmore – a consultant with more than 30 years of human resources and management experience.

Speaking on the recent changes, Ellis said: “In line with good governance and to benefit from new ideas and attitudes, we rotate board membership regularly. Commissioners can only serve three terms.

“It’s been a privilege to have led the Board during such an interesting period and I hope that my successor, Carrie Gilmore, finds the role as enjoyable as I have done.”

Gilmore, who joined the board in 2013, added: “Being a Commissioner is a great opportunity to make a difference and support the economic well-being of Falmouth and Cornwall as a whole.”

For more details, click here. Applications close on November 4.