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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

Cllr. Peter Channon
Cornwall County Council appointment
Neil Brockman
Nick Howell

Nick has more than 45 years experience in the fishing industry from establishing merchant and processing companies and from spending a very short time attempting to be a fisherman. Introducing mechanical grading machines and opening up the markets in Spain for Newlyn fish were firsts in the 1980’s.

Reviving Cornwall’s traditional pilchard fishery by rebranding the fish as “Cornish Sardines” with Marks and Spencer in 1998 and founding the Cornish Sardine Management Association resulted in renewed investment in vessels and onshore processing by many Cornish companies.

Though semi-retired he still oversees the manufacturing and marketing of “The Pilchard Works” brand of tinned fillets to Waitrose and wholesalers in the UK.

Nick is looking forward to aiding the commission to implement a Long Term Development Strategy.

Newlyn’s location within the new UK fishing area offers unique opportunities for its vibrant community to finally benefit from new investment.

Abbie Smith
Jonathan Poynter
Harbour Master & Chief Executive Officer



Robert Clifford-Wing
Godfrey Adams
Nathan de Rozarieux
James Roberts
Robert George
Anthony Hosking
Sam Winters

Harbour Team

Jonathan Poynter
Harbour Master & Chief Executive Officer



Alan Hartwell
Deputy Harbour Master
Jedna Hall
Deputy Harbour Master
Lionel Washer
Market Supervisor
Gary Williams
Weekend Harbour Staff
Stephen Tucker
Harbour Staff
David Bates
Harbour Staff
Jon Hawken
Harbour Staff
David Osborne
Night Staff
Teresa May
Financial Controller
Lauren Gibbins
Finance Support
Fiona Taylor

Advisory Board

Organisation / Group / Individual Representative
Chair/Community PaulDurkin
Penzance Town Council Thalia Harrington
Catching Sector (10m +) David Stevens
Fish Merchants’ Sector Richard Adams
Shellfish Sector Vacancy
Cornwall IFCA Simon Cadman
Inshore Fisheries Sector (U10m) Tom McClure
Community TonyPearce
Community/Education Laurence Hartwell
Recreation Nick Downing
Community Nigel Davis