Say ‘Ahoy’ to our Trustees! Challenge Wales currently has a board of 5 Trustees who bring different skills to the charity. They are responsible for the governance of the organisation and developing & implementing the charity strategy.

Andrew Hall

Andy, a Master Mariner, has a Merchant Navy and ship management background. He has had an active interest in sailing and racing having raced in Round Britain Race (taking 2nd in Class) and was winner of the inaugural Vilamoura Race (racing on Colt Cars GB in 1983).  Andy has been responsible for setting up the charity’s polices, procedures, safety management system and planned maintenance programme. Andy currently skippers Challenge Wales.

Alan Oborne

Alan has a background in project management and IT and is one of our volunteer crew.

David Chapman

Dave is a Chartered Accountant and has had a career in the financial sector with strong experience in charity accounting and in particular regulatory compliance and auditing. He brings these skills to the charity’s board as Treasurer and number cruncher. You will also find him crewing onboard Challenge Wales.

Liam Creaven

Liam works in the Financial Services sector where risk and compliance are key to his role. Outside of the finance world, Liam has enjoyed dinghy sailing, cars and motorbikes!  Liam is the Child Protection Officer for Challenge Wales ensuring volunteers are suitable for their role and young people are safeguarded.

 

Vicky Williams

Vicky has a background in marketing and business development and has been instrumental in bringing over £400,000 worth of funding into the charity. Sailing is a recent addition to Vicky’s water-based activities where previously  her main passion was Dragon Boat Racing. Vicky had been a trustee of a national charity prior to Challenge Wales and her volunteering outside of Challenge Wales has taken her to London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics as a Gamesmaker in one of the London venues.