Developing Hayle Harbour for Hayle  


The composition of the board will  evolve to reflect how the trust develops. The current trustees are:

Chair: John Bennett
Has over 30 years of experience as a senior executive holding positions at the President, Vice President and Company Director levels, focused primarily on international business development in the Middle East, Europe, Pacific Rim and the Americas in the meteorological, environmental, data acquisition and communications spheres. A former Fellow of the Insitute of Directors he is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, a chartered engineer and a European engineer.
He is a town councillor (former mayor), former Penwith district councillor, company secretary and treasurer of Harvey's Foundry Trust, treasurer of the Passmore Edwards Institute, former treasurer of the Cornwall Archaeological Society and Chairman of the Hayle Harbour Advisory Committee.
Andrew George MP
Since 1997 has been Member of Parliament for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. He has a MSc from Oxford University in Agricultural Economics. Fifteen years ago he led a previous attempt to bring the harbour into trust ownership. In parliament has held the following responsibilities: Shadow Fisheries Minister, 1997-2005; Shadow Disabilities Minister, 2000-2001; Shadow Rural Affairs Secretary, 2002-2005; PPS to Charles Kennedy, 2001-2003; Regional Affairs Select Committee, 2001-2005; Agriculture Select Committee, 1997-2000; Shadow Secretary for International Development, 2005-2006; Communities and Local Government Select Committee, 2008 -; Speaker's Conference, 2009 -.
Robb Lello

Is a boat builder, town councillor and former district and county councillor. He was co-author with Andrew George of the 1995 plans to bring the harbour into trust ownership.

He is chairman of the Hayle Harbour Users Group and a member of the Hayle Harbour Advisory Committee.

He is also a trustee of Harvey's Foundry Trust and the Hayle Passmore Edwards Institute.

Sal MacKean
Has practised as a barrister for many years, and is based in Cornwall’s only set of barristers' chambers, Godolphin Chambers, in Truro. Before being called to the Bar she worked as a journalist and is widely travelled. A Fulbright Scholar in 1986/87, her qualifications include MA (Oxon) English (open scholar at Christ Church 1982 to 1986), Dip Law (distinction, City University 1991) and MA in creative writing at University of Technology, Sydney (2002).
Clive Polkinghorne

Through his Trevaskis links (on his mother' side) has been associated with and lived in Hayle for in excess of 200 years. His great great grandfather, Edwin Trevaskis, was Harbour Master and Coxswain of Hayle Lifeboat in the mid 1800's.
Served 30 years in the Cornwall Constabulary including a 12 year posting to Hayle where he has lived for the past 40 years. Qualified as a College lecturer and spent 4 years working with The Prince's Trust in Cornwall.

He is a consultant and lecturer in health and safety and involved in many schemes in the South West of England including overseeing Health and Safety at The Bath Spa project. He is a keen sports person heavily involved with Hayle Cricket Club and the Hayle Rugby Club. He is also a Hayle Town Councillor.


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