The Board

The Londonderry Port & Harbour Legislation since 1854 conferred powers on the Commissioners as a body corporate set up in perpetual succession to preserve, improve and manage the Port of Londonderry and do all other things which in their opinion are necessary to facilitate the development of the harbour undertaking. The Commissioners have powers to construct and maintain specific works, to levy dues and to make byelaws.

There are currently eight Non-Executive Commissioners on the Board appointed by the Minister for the Department for Infrastructure for a four year term. Three of the Commissioners are Council Members from Derry City and Strabane District Council and are appointed by the Minister following nominations from the Council.

Londonderry Port & Harbour Commissioners are committed to the highest standards of Corporate Governance. The Board currently has a number of Committees to manage Health & Safety, Risk, Audit and Pension & Remuneration.

Chair

Bonnie Anley

Bonnie Anley

Ms Anley was appointed as Chairman of the Board in February 2014 and also Chairs the Port’s Pension and Remuneration Committee. Bonnie is a Director of Mourne Country Park Limited and a Director of Friends of the Earth Limited. She is also Trustee of Friends of the Earth Trust.

Commissioners

Maurice Devenney

Maurice Devenney

Mr Devenney was appointed as a Harbour Commissioner in December 2011 and was reappointed for a second term in July 2015 as one of the three nominations from Derry City and Strabane District Council. Maurice has been a Councillor for the Rural Wards since 2005 and served as an MLA in the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2014.

Jim McKeever

Jim McKeever

Mr McKeever was appointed as a Harbour Commissioner in February 2016 as one of three nominations of Derry City and Strabane District Council. As a Councillor Jim represents the Faughan Electoral Ward. Jim is a member of the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) Executive and a volunteer for the Cruise Centre Young Driver Road Safety Project.

Catriona McHugh

Catriona McHugh

Mrs Catriona McHugh is a Chartered Certified Accountant. She worked as a financial consultant overseas for almost 15 years, returning to Northern Ireland in 2016. She has provided financial consulting services for a range of public sector bodies in Ireland and the UK. Mrs McHugh will bring the following skills and knowledge to the LPHC role, financial management, including audit, corporate governance and strategy.

Nigel Robbins

Nigel Robbins

Mr Nigel Robbins has over 25 years’ experience within the digital, technology, and telecommunications field. He has experience within the Private and Public sectors. He was a senior executive with Viacom Inc. for 15 years and has developed worldwide businesses. Mr Robbins will bring the following skills and knowledge to the LPHC role, strategy, governance, corporate investment and administration.

Frank Hewitt

Frank Hewitt

Mr Frank Hewitt’s career spans both the public and private sectors. Mr Hewitt has extensive Non-Executive board member experience, including former appointments with the Northern Ireland Science Park, Invest NI and Ilex Urban Regeneration Company. He was the German Government’s Honorary Consul in Northern Ireland. Mr Hewitt will bring the following skills and knowledge to the LPHC role, corporate governance, strategy and finance.

Alan Bissett

Alan Bissett

Mr Alan Bissett is a senior utilities lawyer and has advised on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters at leading firms in Belfast and London. He is a member of the Law Societies of Northern Ireland and of England & Wales. Mr Bissett will bring the following skills and knowledge to the board corporate governance, procurement, negotiation and strategy.
 

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