Fiona Laurence – Chair of Trustees
Rachel Sexton Rachel is a Partner in the Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services practice at EY in London. She is a forensic accountant with over 20 years’ experience specialising in working with clients across a number of industries. She has led teams working on some of the largest financial services regulatory investigations conducted in the UK, US, Germany and Switzerland in recent years. She has experience working with clients along with their legal counsel on large, complex economic sanctions, fraud, financial misstatement, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, and asset misappropriation investigations. She has also advised clients on how to strengthen compliance frameworks and respond to critical incidents and investigation response. She is a regular speaker at conferences on compliance and investigations topics. She is a US-qualified Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner and has completed a Diploma in Financial Crime Prevention from the International Compliance Association.
Captain Jessica Tyson
Captain Jessica Tyson first went to sea in 1988 in the Merchant Navy progressing through the ranks and sailing as Master. She sailed on a wide variety of vessels including oil and gas tankers, passenger vessels, tugs, super yachts, small boats, yachts and paddle steamers over her 18 years at sea. With a change in personal circumstances she is now working as a marine consultant surveyor at C F Spencer & Co Ltd based near Bristol, as well as being an authorised Pilot for the Port of Bridgwater.
She is an active member of Nautilus International, (Maritime Professionals Union) being a member of the council and the chair for the Women’s Forum. She is also a member of WISTA, the Nautical Institute and Energy Institute.
Her passion for the sea and all things marine remains undiminished.
Professor Steven Haines
From 1971 to 2003, he was an officer in the Royal Navy. He served at sea in a variety of surface warships, including deployments to the Far East, the Indian and South Atlantic oceans, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean, as well as in North Atlantic waters. Operationally, his experience included UN economic embargo operations, coastal security and maritime counter-terrorism operations and three years enforcing fisheries law as a British Sea Fisheries Officer. His final operational deployments, in 2001, were to NATO’s KFOR in Pristina, Kosovo and to the UK Joint Task Force HQ in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He served for a total of eight years in the Ministry of Defence (the Naval Staff and the Central Policy Staff), before taking early retirement in 2003. He was the author of the Royal Navy’s maritime strategic doctrine and was Chairman of the Editorial Board of the UK’s official Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict. Professor Haines is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA) and was elected a Fellow of the Nautical Institute (FNI) in 1995.
Prior to his involvement in the Fishing Industry Matthew started his maritime career as a Hydrographic and Meteorological Officer in the Royal Navy; following which he went on to work at a senior level in the commercial shipping sector both in the UK and overseas. Matthew’s many roles included trading, chartering as well as buying and selling tanker vessels and was responsible for setting up the tanker derivatives trading function in one of his companies. In 2011 Matthew established his own Maritime consultancy specializing in giving shipping advice and training to commodity trading companies
As well as being a graduate in business Matthew is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers; a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights; a husband and a father of two boys.