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Home » Marine Energy Wales welcomes Dr. Siân George as new Port of Milford Haven Chair 

The Port of Milford Haven has recently announced the appointment of renewables expert Dr. Siân George as their new Chair. Appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport, Siân took over the role on 22nd June 2024. 

Siân brings a wealth of Board level experience, with a notable maritime, energy and safety focus. She is particularly recognised for her experience and knowledge of the marine renewables sector, where she has been a strong voice for UK and European policy and regulatory reform, working with stakeholders to help secure over €300m of public funding initiatives for the sector and overseeing an award-winning strategic vision for developing Europe’s marine energy resources. 

Marine Energy Wales is particularly excited about Dr. George’s appointment, given her expertise and huge experience within the marine renewables sector. 

Tom Hill, Programme Manager at Marine Energy Wales said: 

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Siân George to this role, and excited for the positive impact she may have, not just on the port itself but also the broader maritime sector in Pembrokeshire and Wales. 

Dr. George’s leadership and guidance comes at a crucial time. Our ports have a vital role to play in the decarbonisation of Welsh industry and in reaching crucial net zero targets. They are the gateway to enabling the deployment of marine renewable technology such as floating offshore wind, wave, tidal and hydrogen.  

We know she has worked closely in the past with some of our members, which demonstrates her expertise and commitment to the sector, and we look forward to working closely with her to help drive forward sustainable and renewable initiatives at the Port of Milford Haven in the months and years to come.” 

Siân succeeds Dr Chris Martin who joined the Port as Vice-Chair in 2012 and became Chair in 2017 overseeing key steps in the Port’s development. 

Dr Siân George, Chair at the Port of Milford Haven said

“I am delighted to join the Port of Milford Haven and look forward to working with the team to achieve our goals for the business and for the region. I am very much looking forward to building on the great work undertaken during Dr Chris Martin’s tenure and continuing to ensure the Port plays its part in creating a wealth of new opportunities for current and future generations.” 

Tom Sawyer, Chief Executive at the Port of Milford Haven said

“Siân joins us at an exciting time. We are making significant investments in our pilotage operations to ensure we keep delivering our Waterway customer’s needs, safely and effectively. We are also focused on expanding the influence Pembroke Port has within the FLOW, wave and tidal industries to become a key hub for green industrial growth. And, through our investment in Milford Waterfront and other areas of hospitality and tourism, we are strengthening Pembrokeshire’s reputation as a must visit destination for UK holidaymakers.”