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23rd September 2014 - Press Release

Dover Harbour Board Chairman reappointment gives confidence and certainty

Dover Harbour Board (DHB) is delighted to announce that George Jenkins OBE has been reappointed as Chairman.

Confirmed by the Minister of State for Transport, the Rt. Hon. John Hayes MP, Mr Jenkins will serve a further minimum term of one year.  This is being seen as a clear sign of confidence from the Government that DHB is committed to delivering on its transformation agenda for the organisation itself, the development of the Port and its relationships with its customers and the local community.

George Jenkins said:

“It is an absolute honour to be reappointed.  We have started a journey which has only been made possible due to the fantastic people in Dover.

“From the refreshed Board to the wonderful team of professional and dedicated staff led by Chief Executive Tim Waggott, we have worked and will continue to work tirelessly at being the best port in the world for the benefit of our customers and community.

“There is a gathering momentum in Dover to deliver a shared vision of a place that has the Port at its heart, which can and will be great, a place to come and build a successful career, a place to enjoy with a wealth of opportunities for local people and a global reputation for excellence.”

Mr Waggott added:

“I am thrilled for George and even more thrilled for Dover.  We have, with our customers and community, achieved so much together in a short space of time.  We have opened the lid on a world of possibilities, but this reappointment now gives us the mandate to carry on and actually deliver for Dover, turning vision to reality.  This is good news for us all.”


Issued by Corporate Affairs on 01304 240400 (ext 4410 from 8.30 – 17.00) 

Notes to Editors:

  • Mr Jenkins’ current term ends on 31st December 2014 and his reappointment commences on 1st January 2015.
  • Mr Jenkins is Chairman of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.  Previously he has chaired a number of NHS organisations, held a number of executive and non-executive positions in the ports industry and was Chairman of the Medway Dock Labour Board and Executive Chairman and Managing Director of The Transit Group.
  • Dover Harbour Board is currently in the process of appointing its first ever Community Director and working to establish a community fund for Dover.
  • Dover Harbour Board announced its Dover Western Docks Revival plans in February, aimed at reviving the Western Docks through the development of a new cargo terminal and port centric distribution facility, creating 600 jobs and safeguarding another 140 positions, protecting long term capacity and enabling the transformation of the waterfront with the potential creation of a new marina.



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