26 January 2012


Port are pleased to announce the formal appointment of Jim May as Chairman of

the Board, having been unanimously voted in at the first Board meeting in

January, for a three year term.

Jim is

very familiar with Shoreham Port and the local area having served on the Board

since 2006 as a Non-Executive Director and as Deputy Chairman since 2007. In

addition, Jim is also the Chairman of Sussex County Cricket Club and a Non-Executive

Director with Rix and Kay solicitors. He lives in Brighton and has many links

with the local community, including a spell as a Brighton Councillor, as well

as being a former Managing Director with RBS Commercial Banking.


May commented “I am very proud to be taking

over as Chairman as we face 2012 with confidence. The Port is vibrant and

winning business in a challenging environment. It has an established reputation

for service quality which has meant blue chip customers like Accelor Mittal and

Stobarts moving business to Shoreham in 2011. In addition, Ahlmark a Swedish

shipping company transferred all their southern terminal operations to the port

last year. I look forward to maintaining Shoreham’s Trust port status, which is

essential, whilst working with the Board, Management team and our stakeholders

to continue this positive growth”.

Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive of Shoreham Port

said “ we are delighted that Jim May has been elected to the Chair, as not only

can he bring his very strong business acumen to bear, but also build and

enhance our links within the local community. Shoreham Port is going through a

very exciting phase and Jim has excellent local contacts which will assist this