Plymouth Freeport appoint new interim chairperson

Adrian Bratt has been named as the new (interim) Chair of The Board of Directors at Plymouth and South Devon Freeport[1]. Bratt will support recently appointed Freeport CEO Richard May in the role during what is a remarkably exciting time for the project. Currently it is awaiting its business plan to be signed off by central government.

This will release in excess of GBP50million in funding from Whitehall and local authorities. The project will, said the Freeport management "supercharge" the local economy through the creation of thousands of jobs and the attraction of millions of pounds in inward investment to the region.

Adrian Bratt who has been appointed interim chair of the Plymouth Freeport project.

Mr Bratt has vast experience in the maritime industry due to his role as Executive Director at Plymouth firm Princess Yachts Ltd. One of his first duties as interim chair was to attend City College Plymouth to mark Maritime UK Week.

Adrian joined fellow speakers Conrad Humphreys[2], Brigadier Mike Tanner OBE, Royal Navy[3] Naval Base Commander, Simon Foster[4] Babcock's Director of Life Time Planning and Annie Reed[5]Princess Yachts[6] Operation Sales Director to discuss the maritime industry in the region.

Main image credit Maritime UK.


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  2. ^ Conrad Humphreys (
  3. ^ Royal Navy (
  4. ^ Simon Foster (
  5. ^ Annie Reed (
  6. ^ Princess Yachts (
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