Thursday, 27 May 2010

The British Waterways Advisory Forum New Chairman

Clive Henderson APPOINTED chairman of BRITISH wATERWAYS advisory forum

The British Waterways Advisory Forum (BWAF) has elected Clive Henderson as its new chairman from 3 November 2010.

Mr Henderson, also national chairman of the Inland Waterways Association and a keen narrowboat owner since 1984, takes over the role from the incumbent BWAF chairman Nigel Stevens.

Run by its members, BWAF represents all national waterways interest groups and has a remit to debate and advise BW on strategic issues. It holds two general meetings each year, attended by senior BW managers.
Clive Henderson says of his appointment: “I am looking forward to chairing the advisory forum at this crucial time for British Waterways as it seeks greater independence from Government and new levels of engagement with traditional waterway stakeholders, as well as with others dependent upon their future wellbeing. I hope that my time as chairman will allow the many waterway supporter and user groups represented on BWAF to influence the agenda and ensure that our combined voice is one that is both respected and listened to.”

Simon Salem, marketing director of British Waterways, says: “I am delighted that Clive has been elected to this role. BWAF provides BW with wide-ranging advice, including most recently on our proposed move to the third sector. I am confident that Clive will be instrumental in helping us shape the future of Britain’s waterways.”

Elections for vice chair will be held in November with a view to handover in Spring 2011.

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