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.
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 from 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.
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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.
Charles, who retired in 2016, was Director of Finance & Corporate Operations at Suzuki GB PLC. He served in a number of Finance & Commercial roles in his 28+ years with Suzuki and has a wealth of experience in Finance, HR, IT, Legal & Commercial matters.
In his retirement, Charles also serves on the Board of a real estate Company as Director & Chair.
Charles is a keen golfer and enjoys travel.
Trevor Phillips is a corporate communications specialist. He advises companies on their communications strategies, provides media training and acts as the liaison with journalists across both print and online media outlets.
Following a successful trading career in the City of London, over the last 20 years Trevor has advised a range of clients from high net worth individuals through to FTSE250 companies, although tends to specialise in the high net worth and entrepreneurial sectors where he assists in the development of smaller companies.
Trevor is a keen sailor and in addition to regular club sailing has also completed a number of offshore races.
Alan is a seasoned Royal Navy officer (joined Sep 84) and RYA Yachtmaster (Ocean), with considerable senior leadership, sea going, maritime operations, SAR and aviation experience, including Command, and has operated across the spectrum of operations from tactical to strategic.
Well versed in defence and international relations, his recent career saw him serve at the highest strategy and policy levels, both in the Ministry of Defence and the British Embassy in Washington, DC.
Latterly, Alan was Head of Operations in a maritime headquarters, accountable for the safe delivery of a complex operational programme involving air, surface and subsurface assets in the highly congested sea areas along the South Coast of England, coordinating with other users and leading the RN’s response to any SAR operations in the region.