The HRO provides for the formulation of an Advisory Body. This is made up of representatives from the various bodies and organisations using, operating within, or having an interest in Newport Harbour.
A wide range of organisations were contacted by the Commissioners inviting them to nominate one person each to become a member of the Advisory Body
The following are the organisations and their nominees on the Advisory Body:
Andrew Hemmings - Chairman
Noel Challenger - Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers
Alan Jones - Uskmouth Sailing Club
Bob Breen - Severn Sands
Lloyd Davey - Birdport
Mike Johnson - Gloucester Harbour Trustees
Rhys Morgan - Natural Resouces Wales
Richard Steed - Liberty Steel
Ron Van Der Meer - Isca Boat Club
Stewart Ferrier - Tarmac
Nigel Taylor - Royal Yachting Association
Patrick Lyon – SMS Towage
Edward Watts – Mission to Seafarers
The proceedings of the Advisory Body are conducted in accordance with paragraph 12 of the HRO. Subject to the provisions of the Order, the Advisory Body has appointed its own Chairman and determined its own quorum and procedures.
The Commissioners have made arrangements for the Clerk to the Commissioners, or in his or her absence, one of its other officers to provide the following administrative support:-
- preparing the agenda for meetings in consultation with the Chairman of the Advisory Body and circulating the same together with any accompanying reports to members of the Advisory Body and local newspapers.
- attending meetings of the Advisory Board to minute of all the matters discussed and decisions reached.
- preparing minutes of the proceedings in consultation with the Chairman of the Advisory Body and circulating the same to members of the Advisory Body, the Commissioners and local newspapers.
A person who is a Commissioner shall not be appointed to the Advisory Body. Any Commissioner may, at the request of the Chairman or in his absence the Vice Chairman of the Advisory Body, attend a meeting of the Advisory Body in order to make a statement by way of explanation or to answer members questions, but shall not otherwise speak or vote on the matters under discussion.
The inaugural meeting of the Advisory Body took place on 12 January 2004 with two further meetings held that year. The Advisory Body will not normally meet not less than twice in a year.