After graduating in Rural Estate Management at London University, Alastair undertook a short service commission in the Royal Navy in 1970. Leaving the Service in 1974, he resumed a career as Land Agent and Auctioneer, first in Nottingham and then Holborn.
Since 1980, he has practised as a Chartered Surveyor (FRICS) in the commercial property market in the City of London. He is currently a Partner of Matthews & Goodman LLP in their City Office. He became a Wellington Trustee in 2012 and was appointed Chairman in July 2020.
Apart from his work and his other charity trustee roles, Alastair is a trained classical singer, with a rewarding parallel career on the concert and recital platform.
David Hogben BEM
David Hogben, the Vice Chairman, has a background in Telecommunications and played a key role in the privatisation of the UK Telecoms industry, subsequently advising Governments and Telcos internationally.
A keen supporter of outdoor learning and contextual academics, David was awarded the BEM for service to the community for his work in making sailing opportunities available to all. He lives at Herne Bay in the far reaches of the Thames Estuary.
Treasurer & Company Secretary
Nigel Dickinson, the Trust Treasurer worked for more than 40 years in banking for Coutts & Co. In the last 15 years of his career he specialised in working with charity and not for profit clients, advising trustees and officials of charities working in a wide variety of sectors.
Soon after retiring, he joined the Wellington Trust in 2015. Nigel is an elder of his local United Reformed Church and lives in Cheam, Surrey.
Board Lead Marketing & Development and Deputy Chair of Friends
Jenny Moseley was Assistant Vice President of the National Geographic Society with responsibility for marketing the Society’s products, including National Geographic Magazine, across Europe.
She is also an experienced fundraiser, working for a number of national charities as a direct marketing consultant. She has been Chairman of the Direct Marketing Association UK and a Vice President of the Federation of European Direct and Digital Marketing.
Jenny’s current career is as Director of Jenny Moseley Marketing.
Board Lead Education
Annie has been an Educator for over 40 years, teaching in both British and International schools, and working as an Education Officer at Heritage sites throughout England, including the Tower of London.
She retired as Head of Education at English Heritage in January 2006. As a Consultant, Annie has been involved in several Heritage Lottery funded projects and has acted as the Education Consultant and as a session Facilitator on the WELLINGTON for some years, being a leading member on the Trust’s Education Committee.
Annie has been involved as a member of the Steering groups in several exhibitions aboard the WELLINGTON, including Convoy, Hospital Ships and Troop
Board Lead Media
Munsur Ali is a film producer and a Council Member of the City of London Corporation. He currently serves as a board member for the Barbican Centre, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and City Police Authority Board.
Since graduating with honours in 2004 in BA Film and Broadcast productions, Munsur has produced numerous content from promos to feature films. He is the founder of the ‘Mela in the City,’ ‘The Limelight Film Awards’ and ‘The London Bengali Film Festival.’
He is currently working on a slate of feature films and he regularly appears on TV, Radio and print as a speaker or discussing issues from his personal and professional background.
Dr Margarette Lincoln
Board Lead Exhibitions
Dr Margarette Lincoln’s Latest book: Trading in War, about 18th-century maritime London was published by Yale in 2018. She was a Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London and is Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, where she was Deputy Director until 2015.
Board Lead Legal
Struan Robertson is currently Head of Legal Services at the Clarksons Platou Group, the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping services, a function he established in 2008 after many years working in the maritime sector of the legal profession both in the City of London and the Far East. He has served as head of the City of London Law Society Sub-Committee on Shipping and Aerospace law, a director of the London Shipping Law Centre and is a member of the UK Chamber of Shipping Legal and Documentary Committee.
He is a trustee and Friend of the HQS Wellington and a member of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners. He currently is a member of the BIMCO sub- committee responsible for the redrafting of the GENCON form of Charterparty.
Board Lead Commercial
A highly successful Board Member, CEO, director and senior manager with extensive strategic, operational, governance, M&A, business transformation and integration experience in national, international and global markets.
Tony has worked in senior positions within the Telecommunications Sector responsible for major organisational change and growth and a number of major global joint ventures. As CEO of Guernsey Telecoms, he steered the organisation from public ownership into the private sector and trade sale.
He has also worked within the Heath Sector as a Board member of Oxfordshire NHS Primary Care Trust, commissioning all heath services for Oxfordshire and also Chairing Oxfordshire NHS Community Health Care, responsible for nine community hospitals.
Tony has also served on the Board of the University of East London and as CEO at the Portal Trust where he gained valuable knowledge and experience of the Charity and Education Sectors.
Steve Summers was a Westminster City Councillor from 2006 until 2018 and had a range of responsibilities, including as a planning committee chairman, Cabinet Member for sport and leisure and was responsible for Westminster’s preparations for the London Olympics in 2012.
He also served as Lord Mayor of Westminster in 2016-2017. Steve practised as a solicitor at a City of London law firm and is currently a director of a public relations firm. He is Patron of the London New Year’s Day Parade and is also an Honorary Steward of Westminster Abbey.
HCMM Board Lead Merchant Navy Heritage
Martin Reed, retired Master Mariner and Captain Royal Naval Reserve.
Past Master of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, Trustee of the Falkland Island Memorial Chapel Pangbourne.
Life Vice President of the South Atlantic Medal Association. Patron of the Merchant Navy Memorial Service.
Captain Stephen Taylor RN, FNI
After Pangbourne Nautical College, he joined BRNC Dartmouth in 1960. During 34 years in the Royal Navy he qualified as a professional warfare officer, specialising in Gunnery and Missiles, and commanded five warships.
On shore he commanded the Maritime Tactical School and finally was the Commodore responsible for accepting all new ships into the Royal Navy. On retirement he was appointed as a Convoy Commodore and then spent 4 years as a consultant to companies involved in maritime security and safety, before setting up and running the Maritime Division at the Defence Manufacturers Association.
On retirement at 65, he became the Naval Advisor to the DSEI Exhibitions, responsible for all attending warships, he was also on the Technical Board of the Nautical Institute, Chair of Lloyds Naval Ship safety rules, President of The Anchorites, Court Member of the HCMM, and former Chairman of the Wellington Trust. He married in 1968, 3 children, 8 grandchildren living in Rogate, West Sussex since 1974.
Commodore Angus Menzies MNI RN
Being born, bred and educated in Aberdeen; preceded 36 years’ service in the Royal Navy as a Logistics Specialist serving around the globe in every surface ship type and nuclear-powered attack submarines.
Retirement in 2006 flowed into a very enjoyable period as Finance Director and Group Company Secretary to the Chartered Institute of Linguists and in 2009, became the Chief Executive of the WELLINGTON Trust a post which brought with it, the job of Clerk to the Honourable Company of Master Mariners.
After retiring in 2020 he took on the role as an Ambassador for the WELLINGTON Trust.
Eric Shawyer CBE
Mr. Shawyer spent all of his working life as a shipbroker with the same company during which time he became the Chairman of The Baltic Exchange, President of The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, school governor, church trustee and, for ten years, was a trustee of The Wellington Trust. He is a Liveryman of The Shipwrights’ Company as well as The Watermen and Lightermen and the HCMM.