THE HARBOUR TEAM

Helen is the longest serving member of staff, having joined The Board in October 1990 on a part time basis that has continued.  She has seen many changes over the years including the expansion of the office accommodation, the introduction of IT and new staff members including three different Harbour Masters.

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THE PATROL TEAM!

Seasonal Harbour Patrol Officers

During the busy summer season we rely upon a small group of seasonal staff to augment the patrol team to carry out safety patrols afloat, Harbour dues inspections and carry out enforcement activity as required.

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SANDY KERRELL

Accountant

New to the Harbour office, Sandy has worked in finance for some 40 years and in office management for over 20 years.

Having worked in a variety of industries, Sandy brings different perspectives to the Harbour Board.

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TOM HANDS

Office Manager

Tom joined the team in August 2021. Tom has a background working for local authorities and housing associations and has obtained serval qualifications in accountancy & bookkeeping throughout his career.

 

During Tom’s youth, Tom was an avid sailor and completed RYA levels 1–4.

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HELEN SMITH

Assistant Administration Officer

Helen is the longest serving member of staff, having joined The Board in October 1990 on a part time basis that has continued.  She has seen many changes over the years including the expansion of the office accommodation, the introduction of IT and new staff members including three different Harbour Masters.

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SEASONAL OFFICE SUPPORT

Assistant Administration Officer

During the summer we get much busier with general enquiries, vessel dues renewals and mooring administration. We wouldn't be able to handle this without additional support.

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MEG ROBERTS

Environment Officer

Meg joined the team in 2022 after graduating from Bournemouth University with a degree in Environmental Science. With a passion for nature conservation and marine environments, she hopes to maintain and enhance the ecological value of Langstone Harbour.

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CHRIS BRABY

Treasurer

Chris has an accounting background in industry, latterly at Board level. Past employers include IBM and The De La Rue Company.

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BRYAN CURTIS

Port Engineer

Bryan is a Chartered Engineer with over 45 years in the Civil, Municipal, Environmental and Structural sectors. He has worked for both Consultants but in the main Local Authorities where he gained most of his experience as the Principal Engineer for Adur and Worthing Councils. His passion is the coast and since his early retirement in 2015 he has established a small consultancy practice and in this role is the Chairman of the South East Coastal Group and Coastal Group Network. He also sits on the Southern Regional Flood and Coast Committee as the Coastal Representative.

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BILLY JOHNSON

Harbour Master

Joined the team in July 2020.  Billy has a background in Harbour Management, hydrographic survey and served in the Royal Navy for 8 years.

Having worked at ABP Southampton as Port Hydrographer and as Harbour Master and Pilot at Littlehampton.

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ROB DUNFORD

Deputy Harbour Master

Rob joined in October 2021 as Deputy Harbour Master having been a LHB Seasonal Patrol Officer in 2012 & 2015. He returns after gaining experience in the Merchant Navy where over 9 years operating in the Offshore Energy sector he gained extensive vessel handling experience and rose to the rank of Relief Master.

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STEVE PROSSER

Assistant Harbour Master

Steve started Sailing when just 10 years old.  Initially training as an Engineer he went into the Plant and Machinery Industry running his own business for 13 years and obtaining a HGV Class 1 driving license.

In 2014 he completed 2 legs of the Clipper Round the World Race, sailing from San Fransico to London and has worked in Greece sailing around the Islands for a year for a large holiday company.

He subsequently completed his RYA Advanced Power Boat qualification and started working here at Langstone as a seasonal Patrol Officer in 2017

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STEVE HUNT

Assistant Harbour Master

Steve joined the team in November 2021. Previously served 24 years in the Royal Navy, 15 years as a Seaman Specialist. For the past 18 years Steve has worked for ABP Southampton as a Pilot Boat Coxswain, at present Steve splits his time between ABP and Langstone.