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Meet the crew

Here at Tall Ships Youth Trust we’re all one crew.

Whether our people are based onshore at our Portsmouth hub, offshore, or are trustees or volunteers, we’re all sailing the charity together to change young lives at sea.

Below, you can meet some of our key people who are making sure we’re all heading in the same direction — constantly learning, innovating and challenging ourselves, to achieve the best positive outcomes for young people.

Alastair Floyd

Chief Executive Officer Offshore crew, Onshore crew

Paul Taylor

Finance Director Onshore crew

James Hudson

Director of Fundraising and Marketing Onshore crew

John Farndell

Fleet Operations Manager Onshore crew

Gary More

Finance and IT Officer Onshore crew

Kathryn Fenner

Finance and HR Administrator Onshore crew

Ali Renn

Grants Officer Onshore crew

Carol Freeman

Fundraising Officer Onshore crew

Heather Allan

Fundraising Administrative Assistant Onshore crew

Kelly Field

Communications and Events Officer Onshore crew

Kate Stewart

Marketing and Content Coordinator Onshore crew

Sarah Mardlin

Fleet Administration Officer Onshore crew

Diana Bunescu

Reservations and Shoreside Volunteers Officer Onshore crew

Mike Collier

Operations and Maintenance Officer Skipper Offshore crew, Onshore crew

David Aisher

Chairman Trustees

Simon Edwards


Nick Andrews


Kiera Nazarin


Andy Martyn


Julian Brown


Sue Geary

Skipper Offshore crew

Jim Prendergast

Skipper Offshore crew

Gary Rutherford

Skipper Offshore crew

Terry Standing

Skipper Offshore crew

Paul Wise

Skipper Offshore crew