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AGM elects new President and considers revised ConstitutionAGM elects new President and considers revised Constitution
Added: 22 Jun 2017
At a well attended Annual General Meeting (14 June 2017) at the Mayflower Cruise Terminal (ABP Southampton), UKHMA Members were briefed by speakers on a number of topical issues, most notably the recently launched port and border security initiatives, and the ongoing development of apprenticeships for port marine operations officers and maritime pilots.

In addition, within the formal agenda, both a new President and a new Vice-President were elected, and the revised UKHMA Constitution was unveiled as a consultation document..

Julian Seaman, Harbour Master, Shoreham Port, (pictured) was elected unopposed to the role of President - a position that he will hold for two years alongside his existing position as Chair of the Solent & Southern Harbour Masters’ Association (SASHMA). Commenting on his appointment, Julian said: “It is an honour to be elected as President of the UKHMA. I look forward to the challenges the role will bring. There is great uncertainty in the UK at the moment with the current Brexit negotiations but I am confident that working together we will be able to provide clear guidance to our Members and their organisations.”

Announcing Julian’s election at the AGM, Executive Officer Peter Moth commented “The Association is enjoying a period of substantial growth, both in terms of increasing numbers of members as well as expanding its areas of professional marine responsibility.

’As a long-standing member of the UKHMA Council, as well as his more recent service as an Officer of the Association, Julian has been instrumental in many of the decisions that have resulted in this growth and is uniquely placed to give direction and leadership in the challenging period ahead.

’I look forward to working closely with Julian in the further development of the Association, particularly in the enhancement of the role of Harbour Master as a vital component of safe and efficient port marine operations.”

President of the International Harbour Masters’ Association, Captain Kevin Richardson commented “I offer my warmest congratulations on behalf of IHMA to Julian on his election to President of the UKHMA.’

Long-standing Council Member for the North constituency, Capt. Martin Willis. Harbour Master Port of Blyth, was similarly elected unopposed to the position of Vice-President, a position he will also hold for two years.

The AGM also saw the launch of the revised UKHMA Constitution as a consultation document ahead of its planned adoption in November at an Extraordinary General Meeting ahead of the Autumn Seminar. The new document maintains the basic principles and objectives of the UKHMA while also incorporating modern-day organisational practice into the day-to-day rules of the Association.

Most notable change in the revised document is the incorporation of new membership categories that better meet the professional demographic of the membership at large.

A link to the revised Constitution is shown below. Comments should be forwarded to the Executive Officer by 30 October 2017.

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