Port of Milford Haven

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Lauren Blacklaw-Jones

Community Engagement and Communications Coordinator, Port of Milford Haven

Lauren is a life-long Pembrokeshire resident with a particular enthusiasm for heritage, culture and regeneration in the county. Experienced in small organisation project management, logistics, events, volunteer management and community engagement, Lauren has worked in local and national high-profile settings and businesses, community projects and non-profit charities.

Recent examples include implementing a community engagement strategy promoting changes to waste services and increasing recycling in areas of low engagement; overseeing administration of an ambitious arts and community development project, and running a volunteering initiative providing 16-24-year olds with mentoring and experience in the arts.

With a focus on innovative community development and adaptation, growth and regeneration, Lauren’s goal is to foster a thriving social and economic environment for Pembrokeshire residents and visitors alike by maximising the impact of unique local opportunities and sustainable development.

Lauren’s varied background includes additional experience in film and theatre costume, bilingual script writing and editing. She is a fluent Welsh speaker and moderate Spanish speaker with strong familial connections to Argentina. Out of work she can be found in or on the sea, along the coast path or volunteering on local arts and community projects.

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Stella Hooper

External Funding Manager, Port of Milford Haven

Stella has been employed at the Port since 2013 on a part time basis as External Funding Manager.  She works with colleagues to secure grant funding that is in line with corporate aims and objectives and once grant has been secured, assists with project management by helping to ensure grant compliance.  Stella is also involved in the Port as an environmental representative and is keen to raise awareness of ways in which we can all do our bit for the environment.  

Outside work Stella’s time is divided between her role as a Town Councillor in Haverfordwest, where she lives, and her other interests.  These include the spiritual dimension of life, gardening, especially growing from seed and growing organic vegetables on her allotment.  With a love of good food and wine, she also enjoys trying new recipes from the many cook books she’s acquired over the years.   

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Anna Malloy

Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Manager, Port of Milford Haven

Anna was born in Pembrokeshire and after graduating from Swansea University in 2000 with a degree in Business Management she returned to her hometown of Milford Haven to begin her career.   Anna secured a graduate placement working with a local SME before relocating to Dun Laoghaire, Dublin where she worked as a Marketing Assistant for Cork International. 

In 2002 she returned to Pembrokeshire to start a family and worked at Pembrokeshire College.  In 2007 Anna joined the Port of Milford Haven as Marketing Assistant and has furthered her career with the Port, taking up a management role in 2015.  Anna plays a key role at the Port’s Stakeholder Accountability Committee meetings and has led a number of engagement initiatives with the Port’s broad stakeholder mix. Anna’s responsibilities include media relations, crisis response and public affairs. Outside of work Anna enjoys spending time with her family and keeping fit.   

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Jonathan Monk

Environmental Manager, Port of Milford Haven

Jonathan began his career with a degree in Geology at Durham University, leading on to work in environmental consultancy on major industrial site reclamations.  His interest in ports and the marine sector was sparked by a project to develop a large-scale ship recycling facility and oil rig service centre on the Tees Estuary.  He joined the port development company Able UK as an in-house environmental specialist and worked on various port and port-related development projects both in Teesside and Humberside.  Following a break to complete an MSc in Environmental Biogeochemistry at Newcastle University, Jonathan returned to Able UK to work on the Able Marine Energy Park, a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project comprising a new port designed to service the marine energy sector with manufacturing, export and service facilities – Jonathan worked on this project through to its consent by the Secretary of State for Transport.

Jonathan joined the Port of Milford Haven in Summer 2016, following a smooth transition period with his predecessor in the role.  This position has enabled him to apply his experience in port-related environmental matters more broadly, and to engage with Welsh Government as a representative of the wider ports sector in Wales.  He is an enthusiastic promoter of environmental good practice in industry and uses this to take a positive approach to the Port’s regulatory role.