One of Jersey's most high profile leaders is leaving his post to take up a new role in the UK.
Doug Bannister has announced this morning that he is stepping down as CEO of the Ports of Jersey, which is responsible for the island's airport and harbours.
He will be returning to the UK in early 2019 to become CEO of the Port of Dover.
Mr Bannister has led the Ports of Jersey for seven years, a period which involved a major restructure as the old government departments in charge of the island's "gateways" were turned into a limited company.
More recently, the island's airport has announced £42m renovations plans which would see the space transformed to include a 2,300 sqm mezzanine floor opening to a security area and spacious departures lounge offering views of the aircraft. The project is scheduled to complete in 2021.
Pictured: Plans for the new airport are likely to cost in the region of £42m.
Charles Clarke, Chairman of Ports of Jersey, said: “We are naturally very sad to be losing a CEO of Doug’s quality and are grateful for all that he has achieved during his time with Ports of JerseyJ, but we acknowledge the strength of the opportunity, which Port of Dover offers to him. We wish him and his family well in their new environment.“
Dover Harbour Board, owner and operator of the #PortofDover, is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Bannister as Chief Executive - https://t.co/IIv4aP4C5D pic.twitter.com/PYlUEd1PzX— Port of Dover (@Port_of_Dover) September 3, 2018
Doug Bannister, CEO Ports of Jersey, added: “We have made such tremendous progress in developing our business and organisation over these past seven years. I regret that I will not be directly involved in the continuing success of the company, but I am looking forward to working with another great port operation. Returning to the UK is the right move for me and my family at this time.”
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