Struan Coupar is one of the founding Trustees of Trinity. After a career in the national newspaper industry and with many years’ experience sailing UK and near-Europe waters, he purchased ‘Leader’ in 1996, having found her in Scotland, and brought her back to Devon after an absence of 104 years. He conceived the idea for Trinity and managed the business in its early years before concentrating on development and fundraising.
Georgina Gosling is Brixham born and bred. She skippered ‘Golden Vanity’ for a number of years and is a member of the management committee of the Golden Vanity Trust, which owned the vessel until it became part of Trinity, and which still is closely interested in it.
Paul Vincent had successful a successful career in the Merchant Navy before becoming a senior executive with Thames Television. After moving to Devon and becoming an organic farmer he became a Trustee of the trust which at one time owned ‘Provident’. After ‘Provident’ became part of Trinity he became a Vice-President of the appeal group and then a Trustee. Like the other Trustees he is an experienced yachting sailor.
Nick Reilly lives in Brixham with his wife, Susie. During a 37 year career with General Motors Corporation (GM) around the world, he was Chairman of Vauxhall Motors and then later President of GM Asia Pacific and finally President of GM Europe. Since retiring from GM, he has remained connected to the global automotive industry and is a non-executive director or adviser to four medium sized global automotive suppliers. He is an honorary citizen of Shanghai, China, and Seoul (South Korea) and was awarded the CBE in 1999.
Nick Walker skippered ‘Provident’ for a number years and later became Operations Manager of the Salcombe-based Island Cruising Club, which managed the vessel for its then owners. He was also a leading member of the Provident Appeal Group, which raised the funds with which to carry out a major restoration project in 1990.
Nigel Wollen is a former senior partner in the Torquay-based law firm Hooper & Wollen, and he has considerable experience in property and Trust law. Nigel was a Vice President of the group of Patrons since 2004, and a supporter of Trinity since its inception. A keen and very experienced sailor, he is currently Commodore of the Royal Cruising Club.