Solent Freeport

Solent Freeport Board seeks influential business leaders to deliver region’s ambitions

The Solent Freeport is looking to recruit business leaders to join the Freeport board as non-executive directors and take up key positions as Committee Chairs to help shape the success of the Freeport. One of the new directors will also be appointed as Deputy Chair of Solent Freeport Consortium Ltd.

Brian Johnson, Chair of the Solent Freeport, said: “The Solent Freeport is an investment in our future.  It is our opportunity to firmly establish our region as a global hub for trade and maximise innovation opportunities which will bring the investment needed to regenerate our important coastal communities and create high-quality jobs for local people.

“The leadership the Solent Freeport Board provides is central to the success of the Freeport and critical in ensuring we maximise the opportunities Freeport status offers, both regionally and nationally. We are looking to appoint new independent, non-executive directors to the Board to work with partners across all sectors, champion the Freeport and help to deliver the aspirations of our region.”

Applications for one of four independent non-executive directors to join the board of the Solent Freeport are welcomed until 23 June 2023.

Each of the new directors will take a seat on the Solent Freeport Board and become Chair of one of the four Solent Freeport committees.

The key positions the four newly appointed non-executive directors will take up are:

  • Deputy Chair of the Solent Freeport and Chair of the Operations and Delivery Committee
  • Chair of the Retained Rates Investment Committee
  • Chair of the Finance, Resources and Audit Committee
  • Chair of the Remuneration, Employment and Nominations Committee

Full details of the roles and how to apply are available here

Information on the Solent Freeport Board is available here