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28th June 2016 - Press Release

Dover Harbour Board Chairman Announced



Richard Everitt CBE appointed

The Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP has appointed Richard Everitt CBE as the new Chairman of Dover Harbour Board. Mr Everitt will take up the role from 1 July 2016. He replaces George Jenkins OBE who stands down after taking the helm in 2013. 

Commenting on his appointment Mr Everitt said: 

“It is a privilege to be asked to lead the Dover Harbour Board at this time. The Port is a vital part of the transport infrastructure of this country and I look forward to working with the Board and the whole team at the Port as we continue to build strong links with the Dover Community and our Customers and invest for future growth." 

Reflecting on the news, Tim Waggott, Chief Executive, Port of Dover, said: 

“Richard Everitt brings a wealth of expertise and industry knowledge; with his support in leading our excellent Board through the many challenges ahead I continue to look forward to a bright future for the Port of Dover, our customers and community.” 

“On behalf of the management team and our stakeholders I want to thank George Jenkins for his contribution as Chairman. I am proud of all we have achieved together”. 

Outgoing Chairman, George Jenkins, said: 

“I have really enjoyed my time with the Dover Harbour Board. We have made great strides in the last few years, and I wish Richard every success in the continuing journey of this great organisation.”

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