New Conservancy Appointment
Chichester Harbour Conservancy is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Craven to the new post of Director and Harbour Master. This is part of a wider restructure of the organisation, which sees the amalgamation of the posts of Harbour Master and Director.
Roger Price, Chairman of the Conservancy said, ‘All members of the Conservancy and Advisory were totally supportive of this appointment, and we all wish him well in his new position.'
Richard joined the Conservancy in 1998 as Deputy Harbour Master and has held the position of Harbour Master since 2010. For the last eighteen months he has headed the organisation as Harbour Master and Acting Conservancy Manager.
Richard is looking forward to the challenges ahead and said, ‘ Chichester Harbour is a very special place, and I look forward to working with the team and our partners to safeguard and advance the Harbour as a vibrant centre for recreation, within a pristine environment.'
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