The Trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Fleming as  Chief Executive Officer and Development Director for the Jubilee Sailing Trust,  with effect from 2​nd​ December 2019. He will spend the first few weeks on a  handover with Duncan to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.

Patrick comes to us from his role as Director of Development at the British  Library where he led the fundraising team tasked with raising £100m by 2023.  During his twelve years at the Library he has held a number of different roles  including Head of Operations, London, Associate Director and Head of Business Change.

Patrick has led a number of major programmes at the British Library including  the delivery of the £33m Newspaper programme which transformed  preservation and access to a vital part of the Library’s collections, the successful  digital procurement to launch the British Newspaper Archive and the Library’s  successful procurement to appoint a partner to develop 2.8 acres of the Library’s  site at St Pancras.

Prior to the Library, Patrick was well known in national and regional media. He  was an award winning journalist and editor of the Daily Echo, Bournemouth, The  Daily Echo, Southampton and the Oxford Mail.

Patrick served as a Trustee of Wessex Heartbeat and was deeply involved in the  early days of Leukaemia Busters.

Patrick brings a proven capability to raise funds from a variety of UK and  international sources together with the ability to lead, manage and mentor  teams of committed colleagues. With this in mind the Trustees have decided to  appoint Patrick to encompass both major fundraising responsibilities and the  overall leadership of the Trust.

In the next few months Patrick, together with the Trustees, will set out his plans  but during the first three months of his leadership he will be listening intently to  all those who are involved with the JST. His purpose is clear, to connect and meet  far and wide with all those who have a passionate interest in the Trust and in its  future mission.

This will include, of course, the ship’s crew, the staff team, the  volunteers, the Trustees, the Patrons and friends of the JST and all those  countless and largely unsung champions of the Trust. Equally he will be committed to bringing new ideas and attracting new audiences to become involved in our  work as we seek to widen and deepen our mission.

Patrick will be based both in Woolston and in London. I am sure you will join me  in welcoming Patrick to the JST and wishing him every possible success.

James Crill
Chairman of Trustees