We are delighted to welcome award-winning journalist Namrata Nadkarni to the Board this month. Namrata has 18 years’ experience in editorial and marketing within the maritime and offshore sectors, working on international print titles as well as digital media and events. She has written for many of the world’s best-known maritime titles such as Lloyd’s List, Ports and Harbors magazine, BIMCO Bulletin, The Marine Professional and Seatrade Magazine and Ship & Offshore magazine, to name a few.
In January 2020, Namrata founded content creation consultancy Intent Communications, which aims to join the dots between the maritime, offshore and logistics sectors. She is a vocal advocate of collaborative working and believes that transparent communication is the cornerstone of meaningful progress.
Namrata is also passionate about making maritime more inclusive and also holds the position of Chair of the Communications and Events Working Group for the Diversity in Maritime Network at Maritime UK. She is also a member of The Diversity in Maritime Taskforce.
Namrata commented “I’m thrilled to be joining the Board at Shoreham Port and look forward to building on the fantastic work done so far. I am keen to use my expertise to build stronger connections with stakeholders, the local community and the maritime sector such that the Port continues to grow.”
As we enter the new year, we bid farewell to Shoreham Port Board Member Joanne Newell, who has been on Shoreham Port’s Board for six years as a Non-Executive Director. Joanne joined the Board in 2014 with 30 years of experience in media sales and marketing, spanning a diverse range of businesses and sectors including publishing, manufacturing, and the NHS. During her time on the Board at Shoreham Port, Joanne held an active role in championing health & safety and compliance while chairing our Business Risk and Safety Group, striving to improve the Port’s safety culture.
Joanne commented “During my six years on the Board we have seen the Port’s business activities continue to expand and grow with new customers, cargos and tenants. It has been such a pleasure to work alongside so many talented and capable people.”
Amber Foster, Chair of Shoreham Port’s Board commented “On behalf of the Board I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to Namrata who we all look forward to working with. We were particularly impressed with Namrata’s energy, enthusiasm and drive as well as her wealth of industry experience. We feel Namrata’s skills will compliment the Board, helping to push Shoreham Port forward to be better, stronger and different.”
Amber continued “I would also like to thank Joanne for her tremendous contribution to the Port during her tenure. She has used her commercial experience across a range of sectors to help the Port grow and develop, and of particular note has been her passion and leadership in the area of health and safety, always striving to ensure it remains at the heart of everything we do.”