Meet the team

Whistable Maritime has been established with a board of Trustees and an Extended Management Team of members and volunteers. The Trustees as Directors have legal responsibility for the organisation. The Extended Management Team work in teams to deliver certain aspects of the operation.


Gordon Vincent
Chair of Trustees
Prior to retirement Gordon had a career in two County Councils and one Unitary Authority as a teacher, project manager, Education Adviser, OFSTED Registered Inspector, and Workforce Strategy Manager (Childrens Services). During that time he served on two national bodies and part-wrote a number of publications. He founded an Outdoor Education Centre in Cumbria for children from Milton Keynes (see and the Buckinghamshire Academy for School Leadership (see Since retiring Gordon founded Whitstable Maritime Ltd and became leader of the Coastal Communities Team. As regards the Board of Whitstable Maritime, Gordon's strengths are in strategic planning, change management and networking. He believes people perform best when they share aspirations and have an opportunity to demonstrate what they can achieve, whilst the best decisions are those developed through collaboration. Gordon enjoys political and social history, anything nautical, photography and hill walking - not a very useful pastime on the coast.
Jeff Walford
Kathryn Wilson
Jeremy Fry
Zoe Cloke
Millie Brierley
Millie is a retired photographer/college lecturer in photography with a degree and masters in photography, studied as a communications subject. She has worked as a freelance portrait photographer and taught GCSE and A'Level photography. Millie has worked on photographic social documentary projects which focused on raising awareness about the NHS and care in the community and at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge where she lived for over 30 years.
Barrie Green
Andrew Reader
As a Whitstable resident and an architect Andrew has an interest in the successful development of the town’s educational and cultural offering. Whitstable Maritime is of particular interest to him as he believes that the offer is unique to this area of Kent. "WM has the potential to bring together local and national strands of heritage, culture and learning in an inspiring and vital way." Andrew is an RIBA and ARB registered architect with 15 years experience working in the cultural, education and heritage sectors, designing a number of award winning buildings. Many of the projects have involved working with public sector clients and Local authorities. His experience also includes working on projects with a range of funding structures (HLF, Arts Council etc). Andrew kindly offers these skills to WM to help with the development of the Discovery Centre project.
Diane Wright
Ian Forwood