Mrs McGreevy was joined by harbour master Captain Chad Murray and commercial manager Kate Lawson for the presentation which focussed on the #myharbours initiative.
The talk, part of the IoD lunches’ infrastructure series, explained the importance of the harbours and set out the vision for one of the island’s major infrastructure projects over the coming years.
The improvement of the harbours will be achieved through a self-financing model, encompassing a change in harbour pricing structures, new revenue streams and an increase in cost efficiency. Private sector investment will also be considered as a means of delivering improvements.
Mrs McGreevy told the island’s business community that the harbours were open to adopting a more commercial operating model.
She said: “Applying a commercial approach to delivering our goals is something that we are focusing on to ensure value for money and long term economic return.
“We would like to encourage anyone who feels they can contribute to come forward and talk to us. The harbours’ doors are open.”
This was the final Heritage Insurance IoD lunch of 2014.