Falmouth Harbour Commissioners announce new Chief Executive

  Posted: 16.10.20 at 15:54 by Joe Macey

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Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC), the statutory body responsible for managing the Trust Port of Falmouth harbour, has announced Miles Carden as its new CEO.

Over the last five years, Miles Carden has spearheaded the Spaceport Cornwall project at Cornwall Council, securing investment from Virgin Orbit, and was previously Enterprise Zone Manager for the Aerohub at Cornwall Airport Newquay.

As CEO of FHC, he will be pivotal to the economic and environmental sustainability of Falmouth and Falmouth Port, helping to shape the future of the area.

He will also be responsible for managing in excess of 16 square miles of the harbour area and steering the business arms of FHC - Falmouth Pilot Services and Falmouth Haven - he will represent the Port at the highest levels across the maritime sector.

"I am massively excited to join FHC as CEO," comments Miles Carden.

"Falmouth Harbour is globally recognised and is a unique place with a stunning natural environment. The harbour is in my DNA and this role gives me the opportunity to be directly involved with maximising its future potential.

"I look forward to working with the incredible team at FHC, commercial and leisure users, the communities and other stakeholders around the harbour to further enhance its commercial, economic, social, and cultural impact."

Carrie Gilmore, Chair of FHC, added:

"I am delighted that Miles will be joining FHC as our new Chief Executive. He comes with an exceptional and diverse skill set, which means he is well placed to lead FHC and create a new and exciting vision for our future.

"With Miles as CEO and Captain Duncan Paul as Harbour Master, the Port of Falmouth is in incredible hands and I can’t wait to see their passion, commitment and expertise take it from strength to strength."

Miles Carden takes up the post as CEO of FHC in January 2021.

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