4 January 2012

At the end of December Shoreham Port’s Chairman of the Board, Dennis Scard completed his ninth and final year and stood down as Chairman. Dennis started on Shoreham Port’s Board in 2002 and became Chair in 2007, bringing a wealth of Human Resources, Employment Law and Political experience with him. Throughout his time on Shoreham Port’s Board Dennis was committed to maintaining Shoreham’s future status as a Trust Port whilst exploring all avenues for the development of commercial opportunities with greater private sector involvement.

Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive said “Dennis has been a huge asset to the Port and has provided tremendous support to the management team and staff. The Port is now very well positioned for further growth and we thank Dennis for his enthusiasm and commitment over the last nine years.”

Dennis said “I have thoroughly enjoyed my nine years on Shoreham Port’s Board and especially the last four years as Chairman. During my time we have transformed the image of the Port, invested heavily in our infrastructure and diversified our activities.  All this will ensure that Shoreham Port has a successful future even in these difficult economic times. I leave the governance of the Port in the safe hands of our highly competent Board under the new Chairman Jim May and look forward to Shoreham's reputation as a highly successful niche Port being even further enhanced”.

Jim May, who has served on the Board since 2006, and as Deputy Chairman since 2007 took over as Chairman on the 1st January 2012.  Jim has a Commercial Banking background and retired in 2006 when he was a Senior Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. He lives in Brighton and has many links with the local community.

Dennis (left) and Jim (right) are pictured on the right.