Our Board of Trustees consists of six voluntary members, who give their time to supporting the work of our Chaplain and ship volunteers. Our Chaplain attends the meetings, as well as Eileen Reilly, who is the Company Secretary of Mission to Seafarers Scotland. Neither are voting members.
MARTYN CLARK – CHAIRMAN
Appointed Trustee: 2012
Appointed Chairman: 2018
SIMON FILSELL – TRUSTEE
Appointed Trustee: 2017
Simon has worked for the Scottish Episcopal Church as Diocesan Administrator for the Edinburgh Diocese since 2012. Prior to that, he was Business Manager for a Buckinghamshire Grammar School, having spent 15 years before that, working for the Church of England, managing property and IT. In addition, he runs a choir which performs across the UK, solely for charitable purposes. Simon follows his father, with his involvement in the Mission to Seafarers organisation.
DAVID GRAHAM-SERVICE – TRUSTEE & TREASURER
Appointed Trustee: 2015
David was a qualified chartered engineer working on various projects connected with the sea. He has spent some years working at Rosyth Dockyard on ship and submarine refits and also has been involved in the building of small vessels for Custom & Excise and for specially commissioned vessels. His interests lie in the welfare of people and works as a volunteer visitor in a hospital specialising in short term and respite care. David is also involved with the Trussell Trust Foodbank in Bathgate and an active member of the Episcopal Church.
JENNIFER GRAY – TRUSTEE
ALAN MCPHERSON – TRUSTEE
Appointed Trustee: 2019
Alan became the Chief Harbour Master for Forth Ports in 2018 and, although being from Glasgow originally, was last employed as Harbour Master in the Tyne where he was a Senior Pilot and Deputy Harbour Master for 15 years. He has helped Seafarer Charities in the Tyne and also assisted with the Port Levy being set up. Prior to that, he was involved in the Merchant Navy, rising up through the ranks. Alan provides a vital link between MtSS and Forth Ports.
BRIAN PARTRIDGE – TRUSTEE
Appointed Trustee: 2017
Brian was, from 2004, Director of Civil’s and Access Engineering with Virgin Media, responsible for building and Upgrading the external Architecture throughout the UK. He retired in 2013 having worked in the telecommunication industry for 45 years. He is Married to Ivy and has two grown up Children Douglas and Ruth. Brian manages the administration of Mission to Seafarers cruise ship visits at Rosyth and South Queensferry.