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Advisory Board

NPHC Advisory Board

Introduction regarding the role of the AB

“The role of the Advisory Board is to establish stakeholder representation and a means for Newlyn harbour commissioners to seek views on key issues relevant to stakeholders with particular responsibility of ensuring that stakeholder views are heard at board level.

That representation includes:

  • local communities
  • harbour users – both commercial and leisure and their representative organisations
  • local economy, such as local businesses including suppliers
  • local government and central government
  • others – including employees, MPs and elected representatives

– Advisory Board Chair John Lambourn

Relationships to a Statutory Harbour Authority like NHPC.

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Advisory Board Members

Jeremy Drew

Community member – Charity trustee and former Mayor of Penzance, Jeremy Drew

Jeanette Ratcliffe

Jeanette is an archaeologist with 40 years experience in carrying out heritage projects in Cornwall and Scilly. The daughter of a West Cornwall fisherman, she has completed commercial fishing training and helped fishermen access grants. A member of Newlyn Archive’s committee and trustee of the Newlyn FISH Trust, she is passionate about both the history of the port (promoting it through guided tours) and its sustainable future.

John Brooks

Community member – management consultant.

John Lambourn
Newlyn Association Chairperson

John Lambourn is a resident of Newlyn, owner of lugger Ripple and user of Newlyn Harbour. He is the Chairperson of Newlyn Association. He previously served as a
Penzance Councillor and as a Newlyn Harbour Commissioner. Seafaring, marine, port development planning, management and government administration is his working background and the experience and learned skills of which he draws on for the AB. He was involved in planning and delivering major marine projects in Hong Kong.

John is keen to see the icon of the Old Harbour active again with heritage boats. His hope for the future is that Newlyn can develop its unique harbour potential to meet the future needs of fishing, leisure and other marine activities.

Tony Pearce

Hello, l am Tony Pearce, l’ve worked  in the fishing industry for 45 year’s as skipper and owner of trawlers and crabbers. I currently live in Trewellard, prior to that l owned a smallholding at Botrea where l reared cattle and pigs.

I am retired now and have been for 10 years but still play a active roll in the fishing industry where I mend trawls for visiting vessel’s including my son Brackan’s boat the modern stern trawler, Spirited Lady 111. I also assist visiting Scottish prawn trawlers with any problems they may have while in Newlyn.

I am looking forward to taking a active roll in Newlyn Harbour Commissioner’s Advisory Board.

Nick Downing
Recreational fishing

Being brought up in Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole, I became a marine engineering apprentice and serviced the Newlyn vessels between 1990-1997. I saw the boom and bust, the tuna wars, the recession and decommissioning. During this time I helped tow boats in and out of Holman’s dry dock for both the Trinity House Pilot and the harbourmasters of Newlyn and Penzance. I left Newlyn and worked as a factory maintenance engineer. After I was made redundant, I joined Pendennis shipyard in Falmouth for 9 years, maintaining machinery, and the varied vessels belonging to the yard, and the company’s associates.

I was chosen to manage their boatyard in Penryn, where I would move customers’ boats around the pontoon systems, supply cranage and general maintenance, so I was heavily involved with the yachting and leisure industry.

I’m currently the Chief Engineer on the Cornwall IFCA Patrol Vessel ‘Saint Piran’, which keeps me up to date on the developments for reducing the emissions of UK shipping starting in 2025, and what the ports may require to service these future demands.

After seeing the Falmouth Working Boats fishing under sail, sailing has become my hobby, which ranges from windsurfers up to 40 tonne Pilot cutters,

I am currently the Rear Commodore of Training at Penzance sailing club, where I own a racing dinghy and small gaff cutter. I am also a member of the St Ives Jumbo Association and a keen supporter of the Cornwall Maritime trust.

Sue Bosworth
Penzance Town Council

Sue Bosworth – Penwith Town Council.

Committee Membership: Vice-Chair of Planning, Finance & General Purposes

Richard Adams
Fish Merchants’ Sector

Richard Adams is a specialist fish merchant and owner of the fish restaurant, Argoe.

Simon Cadman
Seafood Cornwall Training

I have been involved with fisheries management throughout the inshore waters of Cornwall since 1987. Having worked extensively from Newlyn harbour myself and knowing many fishermen who use its facilities, I have gained a broad understanding of the workings of the port, its current services and facilities.

I am a director of Seafood Cornwall Training and I am an active member of the South West England Fishing Safety Forum. I firmly believe that Newlyn has the potential to stand head and shoulders above any other fishing port in England, providing all the necessary facilities required by fishing vessels working in southwest English waters, together with a first class auction market for the vast range of fish and shellfish that are landed to the port.

I am aware of how important a thriving harbour is to the wider Newlyn community, as well as to many businesses throughout Cornwall and further afield, and I wish to see significant plans and investment for the harbour area that make it all happen.

Nigel Davis

Nigel Davis


Julian Harvey

Local Newlyn shellfish merchant.

Larry Hartwell

I worked for 15 years as a fisherman and skipper on vessels up to 21m, mainly from Newlyn.

As a teacher in Secondary and Further Education I specialised in maths, English and IT, and am currently teaching part-time at Penwith College.

My website, Through the Gaps has since 2008 championed the local and wider role fishing communities have to play in providing the UK with an ethically and sustainable caught food supply.

As a priority, I would like to see much more done by all concerned to portray the industry as an incredibly rewarding, and worthwhile career option where every individual develops a wide range of practical skills, environmental and geographical knowledge together with a positive can-do attitude with all the life-skills benefits that follow.