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New board to oversee harbours and airport

03 November 2010

The Minister for Economic Development has appointed members to a new board which will oversee all aspects of Jersey Harbours and Jersey Airport activity.

During a States sitting on 6 July 2010, Senator Alan Maclean announced the intention to create a Jersey Harbours and Jersey Airport Shadow Board which would have the following objectives:

  • to define the optimum operational and governance structure and make recommendations to the Minister for Economic Development to implement changes as necessary
  • to strengthen governance and good practice in all areas of harbour and airport operations
  • to challenge and support the executive teams
  • to develop strategy and business operations and ensure they are subject to rigorous independent commercial challenge in a manner which enhances governance at a pivotal time
  • to protect the interests of Jersey Airport and Jersey Harbours in moving towards the aims and objectives agreed by the States of Jersey
  • to ensure trading operations meets the aim of being self-funding and sustainable
  • to undertake other appropriate roles agreed with the minister

Following a recruitment process overseen by the Appointments Commission, Senator Maclean has announced the composition of the Shadow Board:

Position Appointed person
Chair  Mr Charles Clarke
Non-executive director (marine) Mrs Margaret Llewellyn OBE
Non-executive director (aviation) Mr Mike Collett
Non-executive director  Mr Frank Walker
Non-executive director  Mr Alan Smith MBE
Non-executive director  Mr John Mills CBE
ED Minister’s representative  Mr Mike King, Chief Officer, EDD 

Shadow Board meetings will also be attended by the airport director, chief executive and harbour master and the finance directors of Jersey Airport and Jersey Harbours.

Senator Maclean commented “I am very pleased that the appointment process has delivered a Shadow Board with great strength and depth. Both Jersey Harbours and Jersey Airport face significant challenges as they seek to combine their role as the Island’s strategic transport assets with sustainable commercial operations. I am confident that both organisations, working with the Shadow Board and the EDD Ministerial team, are well placed to rise to the challenge and deliver success.”

Charles Clarke, newly appointed Chair of the Shadow Board, said “I am delighted to have the chance to work with such capable executive and non-executive teams in the further development of these key strategic assets."

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