Meet the team
Our charity is supported by a committed and talented team, each bringing their own skills and passion to help us deliver our goals. You can meet just some of our team below.
Trustees of Children's Sailing Trust
Chair of Trustees
Vice Chair of Trustees
Elected vice chair in 2021, Coralie also serves on the management committee. Career includes time at Citizens Advice in Ely, Cambridgeshire as a Trustee and Chairman, and fundraising and event management at Ely Cathedral. She was an elected District Councillor in East Cambridgeshire 2015-2019. Moving to Cornwall in 2019, Coralie is also a Trustee of National Maritime Museum Cornwall, a Volunteer Visitor for Henry Smith Charity and a volunteer vaccinator for the Covid vaccination programme.
Career as a Chartered Physiotherapist and a university lecturer specialising in sports medicine and disability sports and working with GB teams at Olympics and Paralympics. Business experience as MD of a national mobility company.
Career in high-tech industries with board level national and international management experience. More than 20 years’ experience as trustee of various UK charitable trusts.
Formerly CEO of European agribusiness Spearhead International Ltd, Tom now holds a number of Non-Executive Directorships. He is a Trustee of LEAF – Linking Environment And Farming; Chairman of LEAF Marque ltd, and a former Trustee of the Ely Cathedral Trust.
Presently Chairman of Wealth Manager & Corporate Chartered Financial Adviser Watson French, my professional background and experience in financial management & investments commenced in 1979. During this time I have advised and developed strong relationships with many individuals and corporates and I continue to do so. Providing opportunities, development, support and enjoyment for vulnerable and disabled children is important to me. Accordingly I am delighted to be involved with Children’s Sailing Trust.
A Chartered HR Professional with 19 years’ experience working within private education settings and prior to that for a global project management/ engineering company based both in the UK and overseas, Joanna has worked within various industry sectors including telecommunications and power. Currently Head of Events for Truro School with responsibility for the management of events and utilisation of school premises outside of core school hours, her other notable experiences include business development responsibilities, qualified Six Sigma Yellow Belt, the successful ownership of a small catering business and an active volunteer at the Newquay Foodbank.
Randall has had a career in education, with more than 25 years of experience as headteacher of a local school and is still involved in education as a member of a local Secondary Education College Trust. Randall was also the first School Volunteer Coordinator for the Children’s Sailing Trust.
James Staughton OBE DL
James joined St Austell Brewery, which was founded in 1851 by his great-great grandfather Walter Hicks, in January 1980. He retired after 20 years as Chief Executive in January 2020 following 40 years’ service, and is now Honorary President.
James is an active and influential member of the Cornish community both as a Deputy Lieutenant and someone with a particular interest in the wellbeing of the St Austell area, sustainable tourism and raising awareness for a litter-free county. He is a passionate advocate for the economic development and cultural recognition of Cornwall as well as a recognised champion for the County’s people through the Cornish Ambassador Scheme and as Chair of the Cornwall Place Board.
Outside the business James is a very keen and long–standing supporter of Chelsea from his upbringing in London. He used to play a lot of cricket but now spends more time on the water, playing the occasional round of golf and watching sport on tv.
James’ contribution to the Brewing industry and the community of Cornwall was recognised with the award of an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list in January 2020.