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Chatham Maritime Trust is constituted as a company limited by guarantee

The Trust has four Member organisations:

  • Medway Council
  • HCA, formerly South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) – now known as Homes England 
  • St Mary’s Island Residents Association (SMIRA) – the residents’ association open to all property owners on the development north of the basins, known as St Mary’s Island
  • South Maritime Residents Ltd  – the association for businesses on the southern part of the development, known as the South Maritime Estate (a.k.a. the South of Basin Estate)

These Member organisations have the right to nominate Trustees to the Board of the Trust. Medway Council, SMIRA and South Maritime may each nominate two Trustees, HCA one. The Board also contains a number of “Independent Trustees” who have no affiliation with the Member organisations, but who typically have strong local connections and relevant skills or expertise. There are typically three to six Independents at any time.

Trustee Profiles

Andrew Mackness

Andrew Mackness, Chairman – Independent

Andrew's career started in retail with Marks and Spencer, leading to some years overseas in…

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Habib Tejan

Habib Tejan, Medway Council

Habib, his wife Bridget and two children have lived in Medway since 2004.  He holds…

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Steve Harriott

Stephen Harriott, Vice Chairman – Independent

Steve Harriott was born and bred in Gillingham and his family has a long history…

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Adrian Horwood

Adrian Horwood – Independent

After thirty three years in the UK banking sector with Midland Bank and HSBC in…

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Deborah Sims

Deborah Sims – Independent

Deborah is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Greenwich…

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Vic Towell

Vic Towell – Independent

Vic has had a long and distinguished career with Kent Constabulary and Surrey Police (including…

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Kelly Tolhurst

Kelly Tolhurst MP, Independent

Kelly was born and bred in Medway and currently lives in Rochester. She is a…

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Vince Maple

Vince Maple, Medway Council

Vince is currently the Leader of the Labour Group. He has represented Chatham Central ward…

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Matthew Brown, Homes England

Matthew Brown is a Senior Development Manager with Homes England and has extensive knowledge of…

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Peter Haigh, SMIRA

Peter is no stranger to the Island as both his children have lived there for…

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David Taylor

David Taylor, SMIRA

David is a nominee trustee representing St. Mary’s Island Residents Association, of which he is…

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Anthony Sutton

Anthony Sutton, SouthCo

Anthony was born in Kent and has enjoyed a career in retail and property management…

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