New Commissioner Sought As Port Targets Further Growth

Port of Blyth Seeks New Non-Executive Board Member

Blyth Harbour Commission, which oversees the strategy and management of its operating division Port of Blyth, is seeking to appoint a non-executive board member (Commissioner).

The successful applicant will play an active role in delivering future growth and prosperity for the benefit of all stakeholders at an exciting time for the Northumberland port as a number of major development opportunities are coming to fruition.

Applications are invited from candidates who can demonstrate proven experience at a senior level of business management and a knowledge of and active involvement in the offshore energy sector. They will also be able to demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of the region and Port of Blyth and will be appointed for an initial 3 year term.

Port of Blyth Seeks New Commissioner

Dr Alan Lowdon

This position on the board has become available following the departure of Dr Alan Lowdon, who has completed his term on the board.

Geoff Hodgson, Chair of Blyth Harbour Commission, said: “On behalf of the rest of the board, management and staff at Port of Blyth, I’d like to thank Alan Lowdon for both his expertise and dedication throughout his time as a Commissioner during a period of sustained growth at the Port, particularly in relation to offshore and renewable energy.

“Following Alan will be a tough task but we’re looking to appoint an excellent addition to the board who will no doubt bring vision, energy and expertise to the role.”

Regarded as one of the UK’s leading offshore energy support bases, Port of Blyth is home to some of the world largest offshore and renewable energy firms and a licenced decommissioning facility serving the sector.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 4th September. For further information including instructions on how to apply, please click here.