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Cowes Harbour Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee Representatives

The Advisory Committee is made up of a number of members from key stakeholder organisations, with a self-appointed Chair. The composition of the Advisory Committee is decided by Committee members, with reference to their constituent bodies, and is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure it reflects the community which the Commission serves.

The Advisory Committee meets three times a year, and aims to provide an effective two-way communication mechanism between the Harbour Commission and its key stakeholders and harbour users.

Stakeholder Groups
Advisory Committee Member
Medina Waterfront Freehold ResidentsJohn Corby, Owner Corby Yachts
Sailing and Training Establishments 
Ben Willows, CEO UKSA
Cowes Town CouncilCllr Anni Adams
Business Associations:
Cowes Business Association
East Cowes Business Association
Gavin Ford, Chair CBA
Cowes Clubs and Classes Association 
Giles Peckham 
Cowes Week Ltd
Laurence Mead, Regatta Director
East Cowes Town Council
Cllr Karl Love
Medina Combined Clubs
Medina Mariners Association including Ryde Rowing Club
East Cowes Sailing Club
Peter Jackson
Red Funnel Group
Leanna Lakes, Operations Director Red Funnel
Newport Harbour Authority and IW Council
Cllr Lora Peacey-Wilcox
Marina Operators
East Cowes Marina
Cowes Yacht Haven (see CTWT below)
Mike Townshend, Marina Manager, or Jess Olden East Cowes Marina
Cowes Town Waterfront Trust 
Daniel Jehan, Managing Director Cowes Yacht Haven
West Cowes Shipyards and Wharf Operators
Medina Wharf
Victory Yard
Diverse Marine 
Medina Yard
John Corby, Owner Corby Yachts
East Cowes Shipyards and Wharf Operators
RWE Power
Clarence Boatyard
Independent Boat Builders
Wight Shipyard
RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Centre
Rob Stewart, Commercial Director AMC
Commercial Vessel Operators
Solent & Wightline Cruises
Seacat Services
Faversham Shipping
Carisbrook Shipping
Williams Shipping
Mark Rayment, Solent & Wightline Cruises
Commercial Fishermen and Water TaxisBob Holt, Cowes Water Taxis
Cowes RNLIMark Southwell (chair). Lifeboat Operations Manager Cowes RNLI

Chairman: Mark Southwell
Vice Chairman: Ben Willows

You can contact the Advisory Committee by letter sent to: Cowes Harbour Commission, Harbour Office, Town Quay, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AS.

Emails may be sent to the Advisory Committee via

You may also contact the Advisory Committee by filling in the "Message CHAC" form.

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