Folkestone Harbour and Seafront Development Company
Folkestone Harbour and Seafront Development Company is leading a comprehensive project designed to regenerate the harbour area and create a vibrant new seafront for the town. The company is based in Folkestone and is led by Sir Roger De Haan, former Chair of the town’s principal employer Saga Group. He is supported by a board of directors who provide an extensive range of skills and expertise in the housing, property, building and public sectors. Their experience includes management of major development schemes, property sales and marketing and responsibility for national and regional planning strategy and regeneration policy.
Since stepping down as Chair of Saga in 2004, Sir Roger has been at the forefront of projects designed to help Folkestone become a more attractive place in which to live and work, and that support the local community. These initiatives include over £90 million of charitable support through the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, focusing principally on education, arts and creativity and sports projects. Sir Roger was awarded the CBE in June 2004 and knighted in 2014 for services to education and to charity in Kent and overseas.