Combining years of experience in the Superyacht industry to help those that need it most.
Actively involved in the Superyacht industry since 1988, Derek is the Principal at Yacht Consultancy and Chairperson of the Superyacht Charities.
With a wealth of knowledge in the marine industry and passion for generating charitable funds to people who need it most, Derek is a driving force behind the SYC and has been heavily involved in the charity since 2012.
Vanessa has over a decade of experience in the superyacht industry and had run her own crew training consultancy for over 9 years. Her organisational skills, passion for charitable causes and 'can do' attitude make her a valuable asset as a trustee. She has also been brave enough to organise and undertake the 2016 charity Solent swim!
Ken is the Global Business Development Manager for AkzoNobel and is an executive board member for the International Superyacht Society, as well as a trustee for the SYC.
He brings a wealth of expertise, knowledge and valued contacts in the industry which make him a valuable asset to the SYC board of trustees.
Co-founder of Orbis Yacht and with over 10 years of experience in the superyacht industry, Kerry has a varied and in-depth knowledge of superyacht events and organising fundraising events for charities. A valued trustee for the SYC, he is also an ambassador for Sail4Cancer.
David has been involved with the maritime industry for over 40 years and is the Director at ``SOLAS Yachts`` who provide a number of specialist and bespoke services to Private Clients, Management Companies, Yachts and Crew. With a wealth of experience and knowledge in the charity sector, David willingly takes part in charity events and was part of the team that arranged the first ‘Superyacht Charity Ball’ in April 2015 and subsequently elected as a Trustee for the Superyacht Charity Foundation.