Sunday, 13 February 2022

Newlyn Harbour has a new harbourmaster and deputy.

After some recent changes, Newlyn harbour commissioners have announced the appointment of Cliff Brand as its new Harbour Master & Chief Executive Officer, who will take up the position in early March.

Originally from North Shields in the North East of the UK, Cliff is an extremely experienced Harbour Master whose previous job roles have included CEO of Gibraltar Port Authority; Harbour Master of Harwich Haven Authority and CEO of RAK Ports, the maritime gateway to the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Prior to leading the development of multi-million-pound ports, he served as Master in the Merchant Navy for several years. Before that, he skippered both deep-water and near-water fishing vessels, and is therefore as experienced at sea as he is ashore.

In addition, Roger Nowell has been appointed to the role of Deputy Harbour Master, joining Deputy Harbour Master, Jedna Hall who is already in post.

Roger Nowell has spent his life in the Cornish fishing industry and is known in the port as 'the Dory king' given his passion and success at targeting these fish having skippered small inshore vessels and large beam trawlers, he is ideally placed to come ashore and manage the Harbour’s quays.

“We are delighted to welcome Cliff and Roger to the Newlyn Harbour team at an important moment in our history and look forward to working with them to safeguard and develop the port for the future,” concludes Rob Wing.