Youngest commissioner joins the board

Youngest commissioner joins the board

Dr Alice Hall has been welcomed to the board of Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) to act as their new Environmental Commissioner. At 29 she is the youngest Commissioner to sit on the board in the Trust Port’s 125-year history. 

Dr Alice Hall

Actively involved in several international research projects associated with Poole Harbour, an internationally recognised protected site, Dr Alice Hall is a Marine Biologist and qualified European Scientific Diver, employed by Bournemouth University. 

Her main areas of expertise are ecological engineering and biological monitoring. She has been involved in some of the largest ecological engineering projects in the UK to date and won the CIRIA Big Biodiversity Innovation Award in 2019.

Commenting on her appointment, Dr Alice Hall said: “I’m very proud to have been selected as the new Environmental Commissioner for PHC. I am looking forward to getting involved with the management and conversation of Poole Harbour.”

PHC are governed by a board of twelve Non-Executive Trustees, otherwise known as Commissioners. Each Commissioner is appointed on merit through an open recruitment process for a three-year term. The individuals are appointed to provide the board with the relevant professional skills and experience to meet the changing and varied demands of PHC.  All Trustees are required to sign a declaration to state they will act impartially and make decisions in the best interests of the harbour and the port.

Jim Stewart, Chief Executive, PHC said: “Alice has been conducting research in Poole Harbour for the last six years and will bring a wealth of environmental knowledge and expertise to the board. Her appointment will add value and complement our existing breadth of skills and prove invaluable in helping PHC to successfully fulfil our environmental responsibilities.”

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