Industries and Leadership Council

The Marine Industries and Leadership Council acts as a focal point for bringing the various strands of work into a cohesive strategy. The industry co-chair leads the group of senior industry and public sector representatives selected for their strategic and collaborative capabilities.

The Marine Industries Leadership Council and its working groups are formally an “ad-hoc advisory group”, and unincorporated. Members give their time and commitment freely and no fees or expenses are paid. The power of this system is that (at minimal cost) it can manage and orchestrate a unified and comprehensive approach to growth and export for the whole marine industries. The Council generally meets twice a year to review progress on its overall aims, and to review progress reported by working group chairmen.

These “theme leaders” are responsible for delivering the strategic objectives. Their  groups will meet, identify and solve problems, and report to the Council on successes and on issues that need ministerial attention.

The Council will track performance of the strategy as follows:

  • Aligned to theme plans – Theme leaders monitor and control progress in line with specific objectives and measures of success
  • Every 6 months – Council reviews progress, based on theme leader reports on the measures of success (issued one week in advance of Council meeting)
  • Every two and a half years – Secretariat and Strategy Development Group reviews strategy, including statistics
  • Every 5 years – Council reviews strategy
  • Ongoing – All will maintain understanding of external drivers and influences, and propose amendments when necessary.