Pilot Harbour Executive

We are aware that a small number of links on our site are currently not working. We are working to resolve this issue. If you do come across a broken link please use our website search facility instead.

While our harbours team works to return our services to ‘normal’, our slipways are currently not open to leisure users. We will review access as soon as we can. Until then, we appreciate your patience while we implement measures for your safety and the safety of our staff.

View the latest update >

The first meeting of this newly formed pilot Harbour Executive took place on 7 June 2018.

They aim to provide good ‘Corporate Governance’ for the harbours, incorporating leadership, effectiveness and accountability.  This will include, where necessary, engagement with stakeholders including strategic planning for the future growth and maintenance of the harbours.

To provide good quality information; financial accounts (to comply with CIPFA code of practice), performance data, annual report and information transparency. 

Essentially to operate the harbours safely, complying with the Port Marine Safety Code and maintain a safe landside environment.  To include the principles of a safe and open port, environmental obligations, civil contingencies etc. whilst embracing all other harbour responsibilities, including but not limited to dues, security, harbour legislation and powers. 

These meetings will take place at quarterly intervals.


  • Cllr J Jefferson, Portfolio Holder
  • Mr N Edwards, Director
  • Mr J Woodhead, Northern Area Engineer
  • Alex Richards, Regeneration

Primary supporting officers

  • Capt. I Vasey, Borough Harbour Master
  • Capt. C Burrows, Deputy Harbour Master
  • Lesley Dale, Ports Business Manager
  • Kevin Wardell, Accountant
  • Martin Pedley, Risk & Insurance and PMSC Designated Person
  • Robert Webster, Health and Safety
  • Legal representative

Other supporting Officer’s will be called as and when required.

Notes of the Executive meetings will be shared on the authority’s website and presented for discussion at appropriate Harbour User Consultative Group meetings.