New Helm of Falmouth Harbour - Miles from Spaceport to Falmouth Port

By Falmouth Harbour Commissioners - 15th October 2020

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC), the statutory body responsible for managing the Trust Port of Falmouth harbour, has announced Miles Carden as its new CEO. 

Renowned locally and internationally for his entrepreneurial outlook and project delivery, for the last five years Miles has spearheaded the Spaceport Cornwall project at Cornwall Council, securing inward investment from Virgin Orbit, and was previously Enterprise Zone Manager for the Aerohub at Cornwall Airport Newquay. 

As CEO of FHC he will be pivotal to the economic and environmental sustainability of Falmouth and Falmouth Port, helping to shape the future of the area. As well as being responsible for managing in excess of 16 square miles of harbour area and steering the business arms of FHC - Falmouth Pilot Services and Falmouth Haven - he will represent the Port at the highest levels across the maritime sector.

As a Chartered Surveyor with a background in economic development and project delivery in both the public and private sector, Miles brings extensive experience and a varied skill set to the role along with a passion for the local area. Having lived in St Mawes most of his life, he has worked, lived and grown up alongside Falmouth Harbour and is a successful racing helmsman and RYA race coach. Miles is also a trustee of the Roseland Youth Sailing Trust and is looking forward to combining his love for the water and the Cornish economy in the new role.  

“I am massively excited to join FHC as CEO,” comments Miles Carden. “Falmouth Harbour is globally recognised and is a unique place with a stunning natural environment.  The harbour is in my DNA and this role gives me the opportunity to be directly involved with maximising its future potential. I look forward to working with the incredible team at FHC, commercial and leisure users, the communities and other stakeholders around the harbour to further enhance its commercial, economic, social, and cultural impact.”

Carrie Gilmore, Chair of FHC, adds: “I am delighted that Miles will be joining FHC as our new Chief Executive. He comes with an exceptional and diverse skill set, which means he is well placed to lead FHC and create a new and exciting vision for our future.

“With Miles as CEO and Captain Duncan Paul as Harbour Master, the Port of Falmouth is in incredible hands and I can’t wait to see their passion, commitment and expertise take it from strength to strength.”

Miles takes up the post as CEO of FHC in January 2021.

I look forward to working with the incredible team at FHC, commercial and leisure users, the communities and other stakeholders around the harbour to further enhance its commercial, economic, social, and cultural impact

- Miles Carden
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