Trustees and National Officers

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Registered Charity Number 1159975

National Patrons:

HRH The Princess Royal KG KJ GCVO
Air Marshal Sir Christopher Coville KCB
Dr Dame Katherine Grainger DBE

Registered Office
17 Dean Street, Liskeard PL14 4AB

Honorary President                         Jon Gifford OBE

NCI Trustees  
Lesley Suddes Chairman
Ian Whalley Deputy Chair, Fundraising
Lead, New Stations (North East)
Steve Ashby National Treasurer
Mike Byrne Secretary, Board Secretary
Tim Colquhoun Head of Corporate Communications & PR
David Crozier Lead - Operations and Training inc liaison with external partners; Board member for OSG
David Littlemore

Lead on use of Drones, Advisor on Welsh issues,
New Stations (Wales & West)

Jonathan Rothwell Head of Internal Comms  and Social Media
 Clive Pouncey  Head of HR
National Officers  
Carole Turner Group Treasurer
 Linda Lister Group Treasurer
 Peter Martin Group Treasurer
 Sil Edwards Group Treasurer
Tony Snelgrove Group Treasurer
David Crozier Training Manager
Barrie Turner

Station Manager Support Officer, OSG

David Cooper Insurance Manager
Ray Rigg/Mike Smith Webmasters
Ray Rigg

IT Manager

Mike Smith

Associate Memberships & Watchkeeper
National Office Manager

Ian Weston

Station Ops Group Chairman
OSG Chairman
Ofcom Licensing


Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI 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 NCI 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.


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202

[email protected]

17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB