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First Female Chair of Belfast Harbour Sees Donaldson Take the Helm

2nd July 2021
The outgoing Chair of Belfast Harbour, Dr David Dobbin, whose term in office finishes this week, officially welcomed the new Chair, Dr Theresa Donaldson, the first woman to be appointed Chair of the city port. The outgoing Chair of Belfast Harbour, Dr David Dobbin, whose term in office finishes this week, officially welcomed the new Chair, Dr Theresa Donaldson, the first woman to be appointed Chair of the city port. Credit: Belfast Harbour -twitter

For the first time a female chair has been appointed to Belfast Harbour Commissioners, reports The Irish News.

Theresa Donaldson paid tribute to outgoing chair David Dobbin, who has stepped down after six years in the role.

The former Dale Farm boss took over as chairman in 2015 and helped oversee record levels of trade, financial performance and £250 million of investment in major infrastructure projects.

“Belfast Harbour’s ambitious investment programme in economically and socially significant projects for the port and region have helped transform Belfast’s waterfront, creating an attractive place for people to work, visit and live,” said Dr Dobbins.

More here on this historic change of chairperson. 

Published in Belfast Lough
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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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