Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has announced the appointment of Bonnie Anley as new Chair to the Board of Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners.

This is a first appointment and takes effect from 8 February 2014 and will be for four years until 7 February 2018.

Minister Kennedy said: “I am very pleased to announce this appointment today.  Bonnie Anley has worked in the shipping industry for around two decades and has a wealth of commercial and financial experience.  I am confident that she will add tremendous value to the work of the Commissioners in the the years ahead. 

“Foyle Port is a key player in the local economy and I am sure that the new Chair will maximise the potential of the Port as a driver of growth and prosperity.”  

The Minister also paid tribute to the outgoing Chair, Garvan O’Doherty, saying: “I would also like to thank Garvan for the valuable contribution he has made to Foyle Port during his eight year tenure as Chair.” 

This appointment has been made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland Code of Practice.