Our Management Team

The overall management of the Foundation is overseen by Trustees appointed by the Royal Cruising Club, with day to day operations undertaken by members of the Executive. Most of the management of the Foundation is done on a voluntary basis

The management team at Trinity House April 2019

  • Antony Wells

    Antony Wells

    Executive Director

    Antony was appointed Hon Director in Oct 2015 following serving as Treasurer since 2008. He is a Chartered Accountant and has recently retired from a career in aircraft financing. Antony has a share in a 12m offshore cruising yacht which he sails extensively. He has RYA dinghy instructor and Yachtmaster qualifications.

  • Jane Russell

    Jane Russell

    Editor in Chief

    Jane has worked for the Pilotage Foundation since 2007 and is also author of Atlantic Crossing Guide. She trained as a research biologist and then taught sciences before undertaking a 5 year circumnavigation with her husband. More recently they sailed their 39ft steel cutter to the Mediterranean as far as Italy and Tunisia before returning home.

  • Nick Coleman

    Nick Coleman

    Feedback Coordinator

    Nick Coleman has sailed for 30 years principally in NW Europe incl. Scotland, Ireland, the N. Sea and the Baltic. With his wife Liz he owns Swan 43 Trouper – with a shallow keel that comes in handy for creek crawling (accompanied by their two ex-racing greyhounds). As feedback co-ordinator he manages information submitted to the Pilotage Foundation..

  • Nick Charman

    Nick Charman

    Market Development

    Nick Charman is a former Treasurer of the Royal Cruising Club, and has been sailing since the age of 14. He now owns a Tanton 43, an un-stayed cat-ketch rigged yacht, on which he has undertaken cruises between Corunna, Scotland and Helsinki, and in future plans sailing further afield as time permits

  • Richard Marsh

    Richard Marsh

    Webmaster & Data Protection Officer

    Richard Marsh is a retired consultant anaesthetist living in Northamptonshire. He has been sailing since childhood and for more than 20 years a member of the 'Pastime' syndicate cruising the waters between Gibraltar, the Baltic and the Azores with an Atlantic crossing in 2001. Webmaster since 2011.

  • Nigel  Wollen

    Nigel Wollen

    Chairman, Trustee

    Nigel Wollen is a past Commodore of the Royal Cruising Club. He is a retired solicitor who specialised in Charity Law. He has sailed all his life , starting in a variety of dinghies, then a Freedom 35 (in which he competed in two 2-handed Round Britain and Ireland Races) and has crewed in 5 Fastnet Races. He has owned a Bowman 40 "Wish Hound" since 1990 and has cruised extensively with his family and friends on the West Coast of Scotland, Ireland, the Atlantic coast of France and Spain, the Azores, Iceland, the Baltic and Norway.

  • Anthony Fawcett

    Anthony Fawcett

    Hon Treasurer, Trustee

    Anthony sailed Fireflies as a teenager and cruised with his family in a variety of yachts. He is a Chartered Accountant and spent most of his career as a banker. He completed a three year Atlantic Circuit in 2007. Since when he has been cruising around the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Atlantic coasts of France and Spain and has re-visited the Azores.

  • Guy Graham

    Guy Graham

    Hon Secretary

  • Paul Bryans

    Paul Bryans


    Paul Bryans has been sailing for as long as he can remember. Initially racing dinghies at school and university before moving on to yacht racing. Paul now cruises extensively and takes any opportunity to visit new locations, as well as returning to favourite places. Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and chairman of their Small Craft Group committee. He is an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean and an Instructor and Examiner.

  • Giles Harrison-Hall

    Giles Harrison-Hall


    A barrister and past Vice Commodore of the Royal Cruising Club. Owner of 'Gaivota' a 43ft gaff yawl built in 1927 which he keeps in Falmouth.