From Spaceport to Falmouth port

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Miles Carden

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC), the statutory body responsible for managing the trust port of Falmouth harbour, has announced Miles Carden as its new CEO.

For the past five years, Carden has spearheaded the Spaceport Cornwall project at Cornwall Council, securing inward investment from Virgin Orbit, and was previously Enterprise Zone Manager for the Aerohub at Cornwall Airport Newquay.

As CEO of FHC, he will be pivotal to the economic and environmental sustainability of Falmouth and Falmouth Port, helping to shape the future of the area. As well as being responsible for managing in excess of 16 square miles of harbour area and steering the business arms of FHC – Falmouth Pilot Services and Falmouth Haven – he will represent the port at the highest levels across the maritime sector.

As a chartered surveyor with a background in economic development and project delivery in both the public and private sector, Carden brings extensive experience and a varied skill set to the role along with a passion for the local area. Having lived in St Mawes most of his life, he has worked, lived and grown up alongside Falmouth Harbour and is a successful racing helmsman and RYA race coach. Carden is also a trustee of the Roseland Youth Sailing Trust and is looking forward to combining his love for the water and the Cornish economy in the new role.

“I am massively excited to join FHC as CEO,” he said. “Falmouth Harbour is globally recognised and is a unique place with a stunning natural environment. The harbour is in my DNA and this role gives me the opportunity to be directly involved with maximising its future potential.”

Carden will take up his new post in January.

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