In­terim boat­ing chief to over­see li­cence re­view

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THE CANAL & RIVER TRUST has a new Head of Boat­ing – but only as a tem­po­rary ap­point­ment for the du­ra­tion of its cur­rent li­cens­ing re­view.

Head of Boat­ing Mike Grimes put in his no­tice and left at Easter and no per­ma­nent re­place­ment was found be­fore he was due to de­part. So, on an in­terim ba­sis, North-East Wa­ter­way Man­ager Jon Hors­fall has stepped into the role, where the Trust’s head of Cus­tomer Ser­vice and Op­er­a­tions Ian Rogers said he will “build on the great ground­work” that Mr Grimes put in place. At the same time he will re­main in charge in the North-East, but a greater role in wa­ter­way man­age­ment will be taken up by his col­leagues Tom Wright and Mike Mar­shall dur­ing his sec­ond­ment.

Mr Hors­fall ar­rived just as the li­cens­ing re­view was mov­ing on from its first phase (con­sult­ing user groups) to the sec­ond phase (in-depth work­shops with boaters around the sys­tem) prior to the third phase (wider con­sul­ta­tion). He will re­main in post un­til it is com­pleted in the au­tumn.

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