To consider a recommendation from the Harbours Committee.
It was proposed by Cllr K Wheller and seconded by Cllr S Williams
That Lee Hardy be appointed as a Co-opted Independent Member of the Harbours Committee for an initial term of three years.
Reason for Recommendation:
To ensure the membership of the Harbours Committee is in accordance with the Dorset Council Constitution and industry best practice.
A vacancy existed after 3 of 4 Co-opted Independent Members transferred from Weymouth’s Harbour Management Board to Dorset Council’s Harbours Committee. The vacancy was advertised widely in the usual way.
A selection panel comprising the Chair of the Committee Cllr Kate Wheller, Cllr Rob Hughes and Cllr Mark Roberts, supported by Weymouth Harbour Master, interviewed 5 candidates for co-opted membership of the Harbours Committee on 14th October 2019. The panel concluded that Lee Hardy be recommended for approval by the Harbours Committee and Full Council. Lee lived in Dorset and had wide experience in marine affairs, management and business.
To endorse the nomination of the Harbours Committee’s Appointments Panel for one new Co-opted Independent Member, Mr Lee Hardy, as provided for in the Constitution.
To endorse the appointment for a second 3-year period for one Co-opted Independent Member, Mr Matt Walkden as provided for in the Constitution.
The Chairman reported that there had been a good response for a new Co-opted Independent Member to join the Harbours Committee. A report to endorse the nomination of Mr Lee Hardy and the appointment of a second three year period for Mr Matt Walkden was recommended to Full Council for approval.
Proposed by Cllr Roberts, seconded by Cllr Wheller.
Decision: that the following 2 recommendations be forwarded to Full Council for approval:-
1. That Lee Hardy be appointed as a Co-opted Independent Member of the Harbours Committee for an initial term of three years.
2. That Matt Walkden be appointed as Co-Opted Independent Member of the Harbours Committee for a second term of three years.