14 November 2012

Fiona Morris, Deputy Chair at Shoreham Port is also a Trustee and member of the investment committee for The Printing Charity, a national charity for the UK printing, publishing, graphic arts and allied trades. On the 8th November at The Printing Charities 185th Annual Luncheon Fiona Morris was presented with a Pro Merito Award.

A Trustee since 2004, Fiona is a member of the charity’s Investment Committee and was also Deputy Chair for four years.

She led on the charity’s two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with City University’s Cass Business School, the first of its kind with a charity, which resulted in the charity’s adopting best practice from the commercial sector and developing a customer-focused range of services. 

Fiona Morris commented "I am delighted to accept the Pro Merito Award and would like to thank all the staff and Trustees who have worked so tirelessly with me to ensure that The Printing Charity is able to face the challenges of the 21st century."

Fiona’s impressive career in the industry includes over 30 years of commercial, operational and business continuity experience. She held six Directorships for Guardian Newspapers, including Business Projects, Facilities Management and IT. She was the first female Production Director and the first female Managing Director of a press centre responsible for printing and distributing two national newspapers.

Fiona Morris was appointed to Shoreham Port’s Board in 2006 and was elected Deputy Chair with effect from 1 January 2012. Fiona has lived in Brighton since 1993 and believes that a successful Port is vital to the local and regional economies and secures jobs for local people. She has been a committed supporter of the recent £30 million investment programme undertaken by the Board to ensure that Shoreham Port is able to build on its tremendous past and compete in a very challenging market – now and in the future.             

Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive of Shoreham Port said “We would like to congratulate Fiona on her achievement and award , which comes as no surprise, given the energy, commitment and focus Fiona provides to her Trustee roles”.