Below is a list of the current JST Trustees:

  • James Crill, Chairman, Trustee since October 2011 – Chairman of Trustees since 2013

    James was formerly a partner of Mourant in Jersey, member of the Management Board and Chief Executive of two of its administration businesses.  James lives in Jersey with his wife Jane and has two married children. His hobbies include boating and photography. James’ experience of running a global business within a regulated environment gives him a number of invaluable insights which enable him to add value in his role as a Trustee.

  • Martyn Cuff, Vice Chairman- Trustee since May 2007 – Vice Chairman since 2015

    Martyn is a Chief Operating Officer and Transformation Leader. Financial Services is his focus, particularly Investment Management, Wealth Management, Reinsurance and Insurance. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment, Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and an Alumnus of the London Business School following completion of my MBA.

    His breadth of leadership and delivery experience, combined with a significant dose of energy, determination and curiosity means he is able to operate in the most demanding of situations helping individuals, teams and companies tackle their toughest operational and transformational challenges.

    Martyn lives with his wife and three children in Munich, Germany.

  • Kevin Curran, Trustee since May 2009; Chairman of Finance and Audit Committee

    Kevin is a former Regional Commercial Director for HSBC and, following a 36 year career in the Banking industry, is now the Finance Director for a large regional aggregate, ready mixed concrete, haulage and property business on the South Coast.  He has lived in West Sussex with his family for 22 years. During his time at HSBC he spent many years championing equality and inclusion and with his experience in the financial sector, together with a passion for sailing, is delighted to support the JST through the Trustee Board.

  • Tom Stewart, Trustee since April 2002. Former Chairman

    Tom is an ergonomics and usability consultant with a global reputation as an expert in the human aspects of technology and able to bring complex topics to a wide audience. He is one of the founders and now retired Chairman of System Concepts, one of the largest independent ergonomics and usability consultancies in Europe. He is Deputy Chair of the Council for Work and Health and Chair of the British Standards Applied Ergonomics Committee.

    Tom is a keen sailor and JST Watch Leader Trainer. He is now part of the JST team that delivers the RYA Sailability/JST Disability Awareness and Watch Leader Courses. Tom is passionate about the JST’s mission and, as a chartered psychologist, knows the importance of self esteem and confidence (which a voyage delivers in abundance) in helping people overcome life’s challenges.

  • Niall Tarrell, Trustee since October 1988

    Runs his own business, Access Unlimited, advising large companies on improving disabled access.  Niall lectures on food, wine and accessibility issues. He splits his time between Stratford Upon Avon, UK and the US East Coast.

  • Mark Rawson, Trustee since June 2017. Advisor on Shipping Operations

    Mark has almost 40 years of experience in commercial shipping, as a ship’s officer and in management positions ashore.  Mark has a degree in Maritime Studies, he is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute, and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Ship-brokers.  He provides the JST with expertise and support on areas of ship management and ship operations. Mark is married with 2 children and lives in Hertfordshire.

  • Emma Lawton, Trustee since January 2018

    Emma was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 29. Making it her mission to raise awareness about the condition and continue her life as she planned, Emma campaigns and shares her story on social media, has published her own book on dealing with Parkinson’s, featured in the UK BBC documentary ‘The Big Life Fix’, and recently video blogged her life for 365 days. This year Emma will launch Threesixfives, a website where people with long term health conditions can learn and find support from videos made by their peers.

    In 2015 Emma won the CharityComms Inspiring Communicator award for her fundraising for Parkinson’s, is one of MT’s 35 women under 35, who was shortlisted for a Woman of the Future Award and is a 4 time TEDX speaker.

    Emma works as Devices and Apps Strategist at Parkinson’s UK and is fascinated by technology and the vital role it can play in enhancing the lives of those living with health conditions.

  • Mark Needham, Trustee since March 2018

    Mark is a lawyer and a partner in a boutique London luxury asset law firm. Mark has specific expertise in superyacht and luxury asset related legal matters and is ranked as a global ‘leader in the field’ of Superyacht Law in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide.

    Mark is an experienced and trusted advisor to a number of high net worth individuals and private single family offices. He holds higher rights of audience before the senior courts of England and Wales entitling him to appear in the most senior courts including and up to the Supreme Court. He has presented at conferences internationally and is a regular contributor to yachting publications.

    Having grown up in the Cayman Islands, diversity and inclusion are virtues close to Mark’s heart. In his spare time he enjoys traveling the globe and seeking out new places to visit. Mark is a member of the Royal Thames Yacht Club, is married and lives in London with his wife and daughter.

  • Harry Cator, Previous Trustee, Chairman of JST Australia since March 2015

    Previous Trustee, now Chairman of JST Australia since March 2015

    Harry has a long-standing association with the Jubilee Sailing Trust and has been a life-long supporter. His father was a former Founding Trustee and his mother, Jacquetta, is our current President. Spurred on by his own personal experience sailing with the Trust, Harry founded JST Australia in 2015 and continues as Chairman of the JST’s operations in this country. He is also a Trustee of the JST in the UK.

    Outside of the JST, Harry is Chairman of DMP Asset Management Ltd (DMPAM) a Melbourne-based Asset Management firm. Harry joined DMPAM’s predecessor company as Chief Executive Officer in 2001, a role he has continued with DMPAM since 2010. Harry spent 11 years with Mercury Asset Management managing client assets in London, Tokyo and Melbourne. During 6 years in Mercury’s Melbourne office his roles included Manager, International Equities, Head of Australian Equities and acting Managing Director. In 1998 Harry moved to AXA as Chief Investment Officer of Australian operations prior to accepting the role of Chief Executive Officer of DMPAM’s predecessor company in 2001.

  • Ashley Head, Trustee since October 2018

    Ashley has over 40 years’ experience in technological innovation and entrepreneurship in the finance industry, chairing and leading many high profile public and private companies globally. He is well-known for establishing DataCash, a payment processing company which offered a global gateway to secure multi-channel payment processing as well as fraud and risk management services. Prior to establishing DataCash he worked for Chase Manhattan Bank for twenty years, being responsible for Operations and Systems for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. From Chase he became Director of Technology and Retail Banking for The National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia, the largest Bank in the Middle East.

    Whilst at NCB Ashley was appointed as a Director of The Middle East and Africa Board of MasterCard and subsequently joined them as Regional Manager for Africa. In 2000 he left MasterCard to set up his first of many Companies. In 2010, DataCash was sold to MasterCard for $500 million. Ashley currently shares his time between working for several charities, educational Interests and a wide range of business interests. He currently serves as Chairman of A.I. Corp, mCASH Norge AS, Ocean Harvest Technologies and Novatti Australia.

  • Paul Kennerley RD DL - Chairman of JST New Zealand

    Paul moved to London from Yorkshire and qualified as a Surveyor in the City of London. Whilst there, he became involved in various parts of City life – commercial, civic, charities and education. Paul was a Trustee of the Jubilee Sailing Trust for a few years and also the Chairman of a small City charity. Paul is also a Liveryman and past Master Parish Clerks’ Co.  He was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London in 2008.

    Paul was a member of UK Reserve Forces, both Royal Navy and Army, from 1971 until 2009.  He moved to Auckland, New Zealand in 2012, where he become a Committee member of the Auckland Officers’ Club and Friends of the Cathedral.

    Paul is interested in ocean sailing and choral music. He is a member of Royal Yacht Squadron, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and the Northern Club in Auckland.

  • Duncan Souster, Chief Executive, Jubilee Sailing Trust

    A former Trustee between 2006-2014 and Vice Chairman 2013-2014

    Duncan is a former Global Sales Director for ManpowerGroup, a Fortune 500 business services firm, where he was responsible for $6bn of revenues across their footprint of 86 countries and diverse business lines. He was also their global diversity champion. Duncan is life-long sailor and classic car enthusiast. He is also a Trustee of another charity, VCM, which helps disadvantaged students improve life skills through music. He lives in Central London and Winchester.

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