Who we are

We are made up of like-minded individuals who focus on and support the charity’s aims and goals. We are a complete volunteer-run charity and could not operate without the passion and hard work of our volunteers. Our Directors and Trustees are all voted in at our AGM by our members.

Directors and Trustees

  • Ben Good (Chair) –
  • Adam Rae (Treasurer) – Adam runs his own small software company and has lived in Ipswich for more than 33 years. He is a local Ipswich Borough Councillor and has a keen interest in local history. Adam is also treasurer for the Ipswich Society and the Ipswich Historic Buildings Trust.
  • John Warren – John is a lifelong sailor, long time East Coast traditional boat enthusiast and recent resident of Ipswich. With a background in medical research and European regulation, he has been a school governor in South London and residents’ committee chair in Covent Garden. He is also Chair of the River Gipping Trust, one of our partner organisations.
  • Jon Cobbold –
  • Cathy Shelbourne (Newsletter Editor, Events Co-ordinator and Communications Lead) – Cathy is a maritime historian and travels the world, speaking on maritime heroes and brazen buccaneers in the Age of Sail. She learnt to sail as a teenager at Woolverstone, raced with the Wayfarer fleets at RHYC and Waldringfield Sailing Club for many years, and now prefers to view the water from a cruise ship!
  • Angela Cobbold –

Committee Members (Non-Trustees)

  • Richard Fayers – (Membership Secretary)