Ministers at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have reappointed Tony Delahunty and Terence Jagger for second terms to the Board of the Marine Management Organisation. Their terms will run from 1 February 2020 until 31 January 2023.
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) established in April 2010 and given powers under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The MMO has a wide range of responsibilities, which include implementing plan-led marine management, licensing marine works and managing UK fishing fleet capacity and UK fisheries
All appointments to the Marine Management Organisation are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. The reappointments comply with the Ministerial Governance Code on Public Appointments.
There is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if significant) to be declared. Both Tony and Terence have confirmed that they have not undertaken any significant political activity during the past five years.
Marine Management Organisation Board Members receive remuneration of £11,804 per annum, based on a time commitment of three days per month.
Tony Delahunty is a retired fisherman and businessman with over 40 years’ experience of working in the inshore fishing industry. He has represented and championed fisheries management issues locally, nationally and internationally throughout his career driven by a lifelong commitment to the sustainable management of our seas.
He has experience in Board and Chair roles, in both the public and private sectors, including his appointment as National Chair of the National Federation of Fisherman; Chair of the Sussex Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority and Vice Chair of Sussex Sea Fisheries Committee.
Tony has been a member of Selsey Lifeboat since 1978 serving as a crew member, senior helmsman and deputy coxswain and currently serves as Lifeboats Operations Manager.
Terence Jagger’s early career was with a number of major international companies, including Shell, Burmah Oil and Unigate. After a Masters degree in Finance, he joined the Ministry of Defence as a civil servant; his roles included managing a PFI programme, leading the QinetiQ privatisation, Director Financial Management, Command Secretary to the RAF, and political advisor to the NATO commander in Afghanistan.
From 2011-2015, Terence was Chief Executive of Crown Agents, the international development company working in Africa and Asia, where he also was deputy Chairman of Crown Agents Bank and Crown Agents Investment Management.