New Harbour Master takes the helm

From Port of Jersey,
04 December 2014

A former Royal Navy Captain with significant leadership experience, including seagoing nuclear Submarine Command has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer, Marine for the Ports of Jersey. 54 year-old Phil Buckley assumes formal responsibility this coming Friday 05 December 2014, taking over from the incumbent post holder, Commodore Barry Goldman CBE. 

Mr Buckley will also assume the position of Harbour Master, responsible for enforcing regulations in order to ensure the safety of navigation and security of the harbours as well as the correct operation of the port facilities.

Originally from Cheshire, Mr Buckley spent 35 years in the Royal Navy, having served in the Falklands conflict as well as modern operations in the Middle East and Europe. Prior to relocating to Jersey he was the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) lead for governance, assurance and regulation of Port Operations in all three military ports.

Mr Buckley has moved to Jersey with his wife, Amanda leaving two grown up children in the UK. He is a Younger Brother at Trinity House and in his spare time enjoys playing cricket and has an amateur interest in history.

Commodore Barry Goldman joined the Ports of Jersey on a fixed-term contract in July 2012 after a 36-year career in the Royal Navy and 10 years as Manager of the Port of London’s Vessel Traffic Services. He was appointed CBE in 2001 and will shortly be returning home to West Sussex with his wife Judith.

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