Meet the Trustees and Team Members
The trust benefits from a diverse range of skills and experiences from which to draw upon. It is made up of specialists in heritage restoration, conservation, architectural design and history, business and commercial management, project co-ordination, community engagement, design and finance.
William Palin is the Director of Conservation at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. He is a former director of SAVE Britain's Heritage and a trustee of the Ancient Monuments Society.
Heloise has worked as a conservation advisor at the Victorian Society, as a conservation officer for two local authorities and now as a heritage consultant for Alan Baxter Associates. She has a particular interest in the re-use and adaptability of the historic environment.
Stuart is a qualified town planner and landscape architect working for English Heritage with the Heritage at Risk team, providing advice on the alteration and restoration of historic landscapes across the East Midlands and East of England regions. In his previous role as a historic buildings adviser for the Georgian Group Stuart provided advice on placemaking, regeneration and the sensitive development and reuse of historic buildings. He is a committee member of the Peckham Society and participates in the Southwark Conservation Area Advisory Group.
Andrew trained as a Quantity Surveyor in the 1980s before moving into project management - mostly involving historic buildings. He was administrator for the Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust in the1990s and has repaired several listed buildings outside the sphere of the Trust. He has written two books and numerous articles on Georgian architecture. He currently combines work as a freelance architectural historian with historic buildings consultancy.
Amicia de Moubray
Amicia de Moubray has worked for the Victorian Society and the National Trust. She is author of '20th-Century Castles' in Britain published by Frances Lincoln and ‘Saving Thanet: The Architecture of the Kent’s Forgotten Coast’ published SAVE Britain’s Heritage and has written for ‘Country Life’ and many other newspapers and magazines.
Justin Webb is a founder member of the Sheerness Dockyard Preservation Trust. Educated at Kings College London, he is a resident of neighbouring Naval Terrace and has worked tirelessly for the acquisition and suitable restoration of the Dockyard Church. In 2010 he compiled the application for SAVE to have the Dockyard Church put on the notable watch list of the World Monuments Fund.
John Baker began his career in Arts Administration, working as Facilities Manager at Riverside Studios and Building Manager at the Whitechapel Art Gallery. He joined London South Bank University as the Finance and Administration Manager for an academic department specialising in lifelong learning and LLN teacher education, and after a spell working as a Faculty Manager and as a Strategic Project Manager he commenced his current role as Corporate and Business Planning Manager within the Finance & Management Information team. He has also been actively involved in the AUA - an educational charity for Professional Services staff.
Kevin is currently the Master of the Public Relations Guild(company without livery). For the last 8 years he chaired the Hackney Society and the Conservation Area Advisory Committee for Central and South Hackney. From 2006 to 2014 he was the Chief Executive of Walworth Garden Farm an environmental education charity based in South London and is now Chief Executive of Stepney City Farm.
Chris is a former Swale Borough councillor. He runs two small businesses, one involving web, graphic and architectural design and the other giving financial and accounting advice and submitting returns for local small businesses. He is chair of the charity Sheerness Enhancement Association for Leisure (known as S.E.A.L.) which has successfully delivered much-needed town improvements and has established an annual open-air film festival.
Andrew is the Founder of Innov8 On Sheppey CIC, Sheppey’s first business incubator, established to help create an environment where entrepreneurial and innovative people can thrive. He also founded RECRE8 CIC which helps unemployed people earn an income from upcycling waste materials into desirable, trendy products.
Matt is a local business man with a wealth of skills and local contacts from which trust has greatly benefitted. A graphic designer and print specialist by trade Matt is a keen local historian and is Secretary of S.E.A.L.
Allison is a freelance events and project manager with over 25 years experience of running and producing creative, educational and exciting experiences, for a broad range of public and private sector clients. Allison is employed by the trust to help us engage with the local community and to add an extra special little sparkle to events that we organise.