Andy Fell FRSA – chairman of trustees
Andy has worked with a wide range of charitable organisations including Guide Dogs for the Blind – where he was Head of Assistive Technology; emergency services, blue chip companies and various government departments including Job Centre Plus.
Among current roles he is a Senior Associate Trainer for the British Dyslexia Association and a National Disability Awareness Trainer for RYA Sailability.
Ray Gibbs is the CEO of Haydale Graphene Industries plc, a company founded as the solutions provider for the commercialisation of Graphene.
Ray commenced his career with Deloitte and Touche and over the next nine years was an Audit, Advisory and Corporate Finance Partner, with significant UK and international M & A, investigation and due diligence experience for banks and private equity houses. He had a considerable owner managed client portfolio and was marketing partner for Deloitte’s South Coast offices.
He then moved into main board roles over the next 17 years with quoted and private owner managed businesses in size ranging from sales of £½m to over £550m.
Kim Hollamby – treasurer
Kim Hollamby is a business consultant specialising in people development, change and project management and marketing. In fact he turns his hand to just about anything that helps to make a business tick.
A keen motorboat owner, Kim was formerly the editor of Motor Boats Monthly, International Boat Industry, the publisher of ybw.com and director in charge of a 70-strong web development team within Time UK. He is the founding editor of British Marine’s member magazine, non-executive director for du Pré Marine and Kahlenberg UK and consults widely with a variety of businesses.
Kim has been closely involved in many marine industry initiatives including more than a decade with British Marine’s Try A Boat and Start Boating campaigns which were focused on providing on-water experiences for the wider public audience.
Ruth Johnson is an Associate Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell’s South Coast office. She acts on behalf of individuals who have been seriously injured through no fault of their own. She has expertise in claims resulting in brain, spinal and poly-trauma injuries to include amputations.
Ruth is the Secretary for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers South of England Regional Group. She is ranked in Chambers and Partners 2014 as an Associate to Watch and is described as having good judgment and a really efficient approach.
Out of the office Ruth enjoys running and mountain climbing.
Follow Ruth on Twitter @Rujo81
David Parkinson MA
David Parkinson is an established consultant, trainer and coach whose experience includes posts as charity chief executive and chair of multi-agency public committees. He has been working independently across commercial, public and voluntary sectors for the last 12 years.
David has arranged programmes of training and mentoring for 1200 charity chief executives, involving commercial sponsors, and provided courses on leadership, personal effectiveness and presentation skills for the Met Police, Essex Probation Service and the Safeway Graduate programme, among others.