Keen sailor, Siun Cranny, has been appointed to head Chichester Harbour Conservancy. Siun, will take on this newly created role to lead the well established team at the Harbour Office.

Following the untimely death of Manager and Harbour Master, John Davis, last August the management structure has been carefully reviewed by Conservancy members. Over the years the role has changed and it was felt a position of Director would formally recognise the responsibility of working with partner organisations and planning the way forward to manage the balance between the harbour and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Siun, formerly chief executive of a national cancer charity, member of the founding team of an international sailing school, and independent charity consultant is delighted to be appointed and looks forward to joining the Conservancy team. She has sailed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the highlight of which was taking part in conservation work in the Galapagos Islands. Louise Goldsmith, Chairman of the Conservancy, who has headed up the recruitment team said ‘The new Director role needed not only someone with a passion for the harbour and sailing but an understanding of environmental issues combined with the skills of building successful relationships with partners. We believe that Siun is the right person for this challenge.’

The position of Harbour Master will be taken on by Richard Craven who has been deputy for over 10 years. Alison Fowler continues as Environmental Manager. Peter Taylor, Chairman of the Advisory Committee added ‘the new management arrangement will ensure that all users of Chichester Harbour are cared for and the good stewardship of the water and land will continue”.

Siun Cranny is expected to take up the post in early Summer.

Photo from left to right:
Peter Taylor, Siun Cranny, Louise Goldsmith, Richard Craven, Alison Fowler