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.

Amelia Ralphs

Head of Sailing

Jo Cox

Harbour Master at Port Stanley in the Falklands

Alastair Floyd

Chief Executive Officer Offshore crew, Onshore crew

Paul Taylor

Finance Director Onshore crew

Kirsty French

Director of Youth Development and Outdoor Learning Offshore crew, Onshore crew

John Farndell

Head of Operations Onshore crew

Sarah Mardlin

Fleet Administration Officer Onshore crew

Mike Collier

Operations and Maintenance Officer Skipper Offshore crew, Onshore crew

Karolina Wlosinska

Reservations Administrator Onshore crew

Diana Bunescu

Growth and Retention Executive Onshore crew

Ali Renn

Fundraising Manager Onshore crew

Heather Allan

Fundraising and Operations Support Onshore crew

Ali Warr

Trusts and Grants Fundraiser Onshore crew

Gary More

Finance and IT Officer Onshore crew

Kathryn Fenner

Finance and HR Administrator Onshore crew

Danny Randon

Marketing and Supporter Engagement Manager Onshore crew

Kate Stewart

Marketing and Content Lead 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

Terry Standing

Skipper Offshore crew

Paul Wise

Skipper Offshore crew

Sophie Crocker

Skipper and Mate Offshore crew

Martha Kneebone

Watch Leader Offshore crew