Harbours Act 2015

Temporary appointment of additional directors

6. (1) Notwithstanding section 30(1) of the Act of 1996 (as amended by section 39 ) and the memorandum and articles of association of a company, the Minister may, in respect of a company referred to in Schedule 1 , appoint 2 additional directors to the board of a company for a period specified under subsection (4).

(2) In respect of an appointment under subsection (1), the Minister may consult with the chief executive of the local authority in which shares in a company are proposed to be vested under section 8 or to which a company’s harbour is proposed to be transferred under section 28 and the chief executive of that local authority may, following such consultation, recommend to the Minister that a particular person be appointed under subsection (1) and the Minister shall consider such a recommendation.

(3) Subsections (4), (5), (7), (9), (11) and (12) of section 30 (as amended by section 39 ) and section 34 (as amended by section 42 ) of the Act of 1996 apply to a person appointed under subsection (1).

(4) A director appointed under subsection (1) shall be appointed for a period specified by the Minister which period shall expire on—

(a) 31 July 2018, or

(b) such earlier date as the Minister may specify in the appointment.

(5) In this section “chief executive” means the chief executive within the meaning of section 144 (inserted by section 54 of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 ) of the Local Government Act 2001 of the local authority concerned.