Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced the appointment of a Newry, Mourne and Down District Councillor to the Board of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority.
The Minister has appointed Councillor Glyn Hanna to serve a first term. The councillor was nominated by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and appointed following a selection process. The appointment follows the resignation of Councillor Harold McKee.
Warrenpoint Harbour Authority is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving Warrenpoint Port.
Minister Chris Hazzard said:
“I congratulate Councillor Hanna on his appointment to the Board of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority. I am confident that his experience and knowledge of local issues will add significant value to the work of the Port in its aim to be the preferred location for import and export of goods and thus continue to be a major economic driver for its hinterland. I would also thank Councillor McKee for his work and wish him every success in the future.
"The appointment will take effect from 22 August 2016 and will last for as long as the appointee remains on the Council, up to a maximum of four years. The appointment has been made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland Code of Practice.
Notes to editors:
- Warrenpoint Harbour Authority is a corporate body, having perpetual succession and was first constituted by the Warrenpoint Harbour Authority Order (Northern Ireland) 1971. Its constitution is now enshrined in the Warrenpoint Harbour Authority Order (Northern Ireland) 2002. Warrenpoint Harbour Authority Orders of 1971 and 2002 conferred powers on the Authority to preserve, improve and manage the Port of Warrenpoint. The Authority also has the power to construct and maintain specific works, to levy dues, to deal with abandoned vessels and to make bylaws.
- The Harbour Authority Board has a membership of a Chair, a Chief Executive and Finance Officer, and seven Non-Executive Directors, including the nominated three councillors from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. The Non-Executive Directors currently receive remuneration of £7,117 per annum.
- The appointment will be for a maximum of four years and will only remain valid while the person so appointed remain a member of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.
- All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland requires the political activity of appointees to be published. Councillor Hanna has declared that he has undertaken political activities for the Democratic Unionist Party.
- Councillor Hanna is a full time member of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and represents The Mournes Electoral Area. He is a member of the Enterprise, Regeneration and Tourist Committee and the Planning Committee. He holds no other Public Appointment positions.
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