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Ports of Jersey appoints new Chairman

Ports of Jersey appoints new Chairman

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Ports of Jersey appoints new Chairman


Ports of Jersey has appointed a chartered accountant with nearly two decades of senior-level experience at Flybe as its new Chairman.

Mr Chown, who joined the Board in 2017 and currently chairs the Risk Committee, will succeed current Chairman Charles Clarke in January 2020.

A chartered accountant, Mr Chown has experience in the private equity, leisure, property and aviation sectors. He held senior executive and non-executive positions with Flybe Group over 18 years, including Deputy Chairman. 

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Pictured: Mr Chown held senior executive and non-executive positions at Flybe for 18 years.

During the handover period, Mr Chown will lead the process to appoint Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) to replace Charles Clarke and the company’s Deputy Chair, John Mills, both of whom will step down at the end of 2019.

Commenting on the appointment, the current Chairman said: "I am delighted that, following a very thorough process, which included our government shareholder and the Jersey Appointments Commission, Mark has been chosen. I believe he will provide excellent continuity and leadership for the wide-ranging, critical and exciting projects that Ports of Jersey is undertaking for the benefit of the Island.”

Mr Chown added: “I am pleased and relish the opportunity to continue to contribute to Ports of Jersey’s mission by leading the Board and I look forward to the exciting next stages of the company’s development."

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