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New Cowes Harbour Master appointed

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has appointed Captain Jon Kidd as Harbour Master.

Jon will join the harbour in January 2024 and report to CEO Gary Hall.

As Harbour Master, his key focus will be managing a safe harbour. He will also work alongside the CHC board and senior leadership team to help deliver its strategic plan.

He was previously the Deputy Harbour Master for Cowes between 2015 and 2019 and currently works for Trinity House as inspector of seamarks and is also a qualified Cowes pilot.

“I am very pleased to have secured the return of Jon Kidd as our new Harbour Master for Cowes,” said Gary. “The harbour team will offer a warm welcome to him on his arrival in post early next year and we are looking forward to building on the implementation of our safety and strategic priorities for the harbour.”

Jon added: “It was fortuitous timing for me to secure the role of Harbour Master in Cowes. I am very excited to be returning to my hometown to deliver the safety-first programme in the harbour with the Cowes Harbour team.”

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