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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.

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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.

His change experience has focused upon operating model re-engineering, acquisition integrations, BPOs including lift-outs, system selections and implementations, forensic and rectification resolutions, business case creation, contract negotiations, organisational re-sizing and change management. His line experience has focused upon Board governance of operating entities and UCITS/non UCITS vehicles, Conducting Officer responsibility as well as running and improving day to day operational functions. This experience has been gathered by living, travelling and working around the world.

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.


Emma Crabtree

Trustee since March 2013

Emma has over 20 years of experience in Financial Services based in the city of London.  Emma is currently Head of Sales Continental Europe at BNP Paribas Securities Services. Prior to this role Emma was Managing Director Global Client Coverage at RBC Investor & Treasury Services.  Emma has a degree in Financial Services and lived in London.

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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.

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, 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.


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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