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Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive

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Rodney joined Shoreham Port in 2009. He has spent 40 years in the Maritime Industry, in a variety of senior management roles, gaining experience both in the UK and overseas. Previously with Inchcape Shipping Services, a global provider of Maritime Services, where he held both Group and Regional positions, including Group Commercial Director based in London, Regional Managing Director - Middle East based in Dubai; North America based in New York, and Europe based in London. His early career was with Oceanroutes, a weather services company, where he was the Group Marketing Manager based in Aberdeen and London. Prior to this his Maritime career started at sea with P&O as a Deck Officer, where he spent most of his time on general cargo ships. Rodney is on the Board of Shoreham Port plus Managing Director of Sussex Port Forwarding, a subsidiary company. In addition to the roles in Shoreham Port, Rodney also sits on the Council for the British Ports Association having stepped down as Chairman last year.

Sara Bassett, Finance Director & Deputy Chief Executive

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Sara joined Shoreham Port in 2007. Prior to joining the Port she gained over 12 years’ experience working within financial services and commercial accountancy for companies such as LloydsTSB, American Express, Cytyc UK Limited and Independent Growth Finance. As Finance Director, Sara is responsible for setting the financial strategy of the Port, managing the Port’s finance team and working with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure the Port’s assets are fully utilized and maximizing revenue streams. Sara was promoted to Finance Director & Deputy Chief Executive in 2014 and is also Company Secretary to Sussex Port Forwarding Limited, The Port of Shoreham Trustee Company Limited and Shoreham Port Developments and Investments Limited. Sara is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and a Board Member for the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce.

Beth Evans-Gay, Commercial & Operations Director


 Beth joined Shoreham Port in 2017 as Commercial & Operations Director. Beth leads the Operations Division which is committed to providing a first class operational service to the Port’s customers. As part of the Port’s senior leadership team Beth is also responsible for exploring new business opportunities and contributes to the Port’s overall strategic plans. Beth comes from a port and logistics background, having spent the previous thirteen years within the Associated British Ports (ABP) group, latterly at the Port of Southampton, as Head of Port Operations. Beth brings strong commercial, financial and operational acumen to the Port, with a breadth of experience in operations, sales and marketing. Beth is a business management graduate and NEBOSH qualified. Beth is currently studying an MBA at Warwick University and in 2018 she was elected to chair the Port Skills and Safety Group.

Nicky Goldsbrough, Director of Corporate Services

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Since joining the Port in 2010, Nicky has held a number of positions and more latterly Director of Corporate Services. Nicky heads up the Human Resources function, handling all aspects of employment. In 2016 Nicky was elected to Chair the British Ports Association HR & Employment Network, which aims to facilitate greater collaboration between ports. Nicky is a member of the Women In Maritime Taskforce, tackling gender equality within the maritime sector. She is passionate about building employment cultures that are inclusive and celebrate diversity. In 2017 Nicky became the Treasurer of Sussex CIPD and is a member of the Greater Brighton Metropolitan College Strategic Employers Board. She is also responsible for leading the communications team, overseeing the strategic direction and production of all of the Port’s communications, events and stakeholder engagement activities. Nicky is a Psychology Graduate, a Chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development and a qualified learning and development trainer.

Tim Hague, Director of Property & Development

Tim HagueTim has been responsible for the Port’s commercial property since joining Shoreham Port in 2010. From 2017 he has been leading major development schemes and directing the future of the Port’s estate in the role of Director of Property and Development. Tim is a Chartered Surveyor and holds a degree in Property Management and Investment. Tim’s background is in property development having worked for five years as an Acquisitions Surveyor for a London property development firm working on property acquisitions, disposals, development and portfolio management in central London and the South East. Tim then worked as a commercial property manager in Brighton for two years, prior to joining the Port.

Paul Johnson, Director of Compliance

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Paul has been employed at the Port since 2009 and is the Director of Compliance. Prior to this he had a 23 year career in the Royal Navy which saw him serve in the Falklands, Bosnia, Kosovo and the Gulf, as well as several years in the manufacturing industry as a Health, Safety and Contracts Manager. In his current role, Paul is a Chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), a Fellow member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and a Fellow Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is a Practitioner member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and is a member of the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE). Paul is an active member of the Ports Skills and Safety Group which represents the UK Port industry on all Health and Safety matters. 

Tony Parker, Director of Infrastructure & Climate Change

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Tony joined the Port at the beginning of 2006 with 30 years’ experience in the design, implementation and management of port and harbour facilities, coast protection and waterside development. Following a three year spell in contracting, Tony studied Structural Engineering at Sussex University and then moved into maritime design and project management with a major international consultant. Schemes ranged from coast protection through waterside and harbour developments, to port and marina developments throughout Europe and the world. Tony is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a member of the ICE’s Maritime Panel. 

Brian Rousell, Director of Engineering

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Brian has cumulatively worked at the Port for over seven years, having worked as a Port Engineer for six years from 2009 and returning to become the Deputy Director of Engineering in February of last year. Prior to joining the Port, Brian studied Civil Engineering at the University of Portsmouth before working in a variety of engineering roles, predominantly working within clean and waste water schemes. Brian is a Chartered Civil Engineer a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) Ambassador.

Julian Seaman, Harbour Master/Director of Marine Operations

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The Harbour Master/Director of Marine Operations is Julian Seaman. He is a local man who sailed in and out of Shoreham Harbour numerous times during his 17 years working within the commercial fishing industry. In 1999 he came ashore to begin a new career within the port industry as the Tug Master at his home port of Shoreham Harbour. In 2002 was promoted to Tug Master/Hydrographer and in 2008 was promoted to Assistant Harbour master before becoming Harbour Master in July 2009. Julian is the Port Security Officer under the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code for Shoreham Port and also the President of the UK Harbour Masters’ Association and the chair of the Shoreham Port Security Authority and of the Solent and Southern Harbour Masters Association. He is a member of the UK Harbour Masters’ Association, International Harbour Masters’ Association, The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology, Central Dredging Association and The Hydrographic Society UK.