Management Executive

The Management Executive comprises the Chief Executive Officer and several Heads of Departments. Collectively they are responsible for the day-to-day running of National Coastwatch and ensuring that the Charity’s national strategies, as defined by the Board of Trustees, are successfully implemented.

The Management Executive currently consists of:

David Crozier - CEO

Eric Taylor - Head of Operations

Mike Smith - Head of HR & Administration/Head of IT Support

Richard Saynor - Head of Station Technology

Tom Scrimgeour - Head of Logistics/National PRO

Robert Thornton - Head of Fundraising Strategy



Currently almost 60 National Coastwatch stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteer watchkeepers around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Filey in North Yorkshire. 

National Coastwatch watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the National Coastwatch ensures that high standards are met.








The words National Coastwatch Institution and Eyes Along the Coast and the NCI logos are Registered Trademarks of NCI.


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