Plymouth Waterfront Partnership Chief Executive to step down

Diane Mansell,Chief Executive of Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, has announced that she will be stepping down from her role due to family circumstances.

Plymouth Waterfront Partnership (PWP) is a not-for-profit organisation set up to administer the Waterfront BID and supports hundreds of businesses along the city’s Waterfront – from Royal William Yard to Mount Batten, including the Barbican, Queen Anne’s Battery and Plymouth Hoe

Ms Mansell said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the Waterfront businesses in Plymouth, and I am delighted to have played a part in PWP BID being voted through for its Third Term.

“Unfortunately, due to family circumstances I now need to relocate back to the Midlands and this means having to resign from my dream job and leaving a city which has been my home for the last year.

“I’m incredibly passionate and proud about the work that PWP has done under my leadership and will continue to be an avid supporter of Plymouth’s incredible Waterfront, albeit from afar.”

The Waterfront BID, which has just been voted through for its Third Term, has a remit to run until March 2027 with a Business Plan in place to support businesses by encouraging increased footfall and economic prosperity, making continued improvements to the public realm and supporting wider city initiatives such as the new Plymouth Sound National Marine Park.

Nick Buckland OBE, Chair of Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, said: “Diane has been an incredible asset to PWP, and has set in motion a plan that will transform the Waterfront over the next five years.

“The work that Diane has put in over an incredibly difficult period to support PWP businesses recovering from the pandemic has been phenomenal.

“I’d like to thank Diane personally and on behalf of the Board for her hard work and dedication and wish her well for the future. I will miss working with her”

Ms Mansell will continue to work with the Waterfront BID until the end of the year. Recruitment plans to replace the Chief Executive will be announced in due course.

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