By Kevin Smith
A key member of the team set up to to regenerate Bognor Regis is standing down.
David Myers has decided not to renew his contract when it finishes at the end of this April after six years as an adviser to the Bognor Regis Regeneration Board.
David has had a long involvement with the board initially representing Bognor Regis Ltd on behalf of the major businesses in the town.
His time has seen major companies like Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Butlin’s invest in the town.
Raof Daud, the board’s chairman, said “We are very sorry that David will be leaving the board after six years.
“He has been able to bring his extensive business experience, knowledge and contacts to the board in pursuit of its objective to make Bognor Regis a great place to work, live and enjoy.
“He has been a firm advocate of the public-private (sector) partnership approach which has facilitated and encouraged a conducive environment for investment in Bognor Regis.
“Particular credit should go to David for his success in widening membership of the board, recruiting new members and improving the board’s sustainability.”
Bognor Regis Regeneration Board was set up in 2007. It brings together representatives from the key public, private and community stakeholders in the town.
The board came together recognising that a collective and cohesive approach would generate and secure better outcomes for those who live and work in the town. The board is independent and is not a part of, or a subsidiary body, of an organisation or agency.
David said: “It has been a privilege to work with the board’s partners to move forward important investments in Bognor Regis.
“These range from the University of Chichester’s business school and technology park, Butlin’s three hotels and water park, the Oldands Farm and Saltbox employment sites, which have brought new job opportunities, and, of course, the Rolls-Royce Motors’ logistics facility.”
The search is on by the board to look for a person to take the place of David.
“The board is keen to recruit an individual who has had previous leadership experience to this part-time role, to replace David, who will be able to give practical and strategic guidance to the board and has a real interest in the economic and social development of Bognor Regis,” added Raof.
“Details are published on the board’s website at: bognorregisregenerationboard.com or interested parties can contact: email@example.com.”