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.
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