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Our Organisation

Operating Newlyn Harbour for the Benefit of our Stakeholders

In collaboration with the Harbour Master/Chief Executive and his Management Team, we are committed to delivering services, facilities, expertise and skills of the highest quality to all those who use Newlyn Harbour. To further the flow of information from all sectors of the harbour an Advisory Board meets on a regular basis drawing advice and guidance from members with a broad range of skills and experience all related to the port.

You are welcome to take a look at our Advisory Board Terms of Reference.

Rob Clifford-Wing
Chair, Newlyn Pier & Harbour Commissioners

“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 

Board of Commissioners

Abbie Smith
New Commissioners from 01/06/2020
Mike Warner
New Commissioners from 01/06/2020
Gus Lewis
New Commissioners from 01/06/2020
Rob Parsons
Harbour Master & Chief Executive Officer



Robert Clifford-Wing
Kevin Bennetts
Jim McKenna
John Thomas
Paul Corin
James Roberts
Mr Robert George
Anthony Hosking
Sam Winters

Port Management Team

Rob Parsons
Harbour Master & Chief Executive Officer



Anthony Oliver
Deputy Harbour Master
Rob Barron
Deputy Harbour Master
Gwen'. Aberos
Elaine Baker
Commission Administrator
Lionel Washer
Market Supervisor
Stephen Tucker
Harbour Staff
David Bates
Harbour Staff
Jon Hawken
Harbour Staff
David Osborne
Night Staff
David Hall
Night Staff

Advisory Board

Organisation / Group / Individual Representative
Chair/Community Father Keith Owen
ViceChair/Community Nick Howell
Penzance Town Council Cllr John Lambourn
Catching Sector (10m +) Vacancy
Fish Merchants’ Sector Craig Tonkin
Shellfish Sector Vacancy
Cornwall IFCA Simon Cadman
Inshore Fisheries Sector (U10m) Tom McClure
Cornwall Council (Economic Regeneration) Colin May
Community Jason Ward
Community Paul Durkin
Community/Education Laurence Hartwell