Trustees

The Trustees

Rivertime Accessible Boating currently has 6 Trustees and hopes to attract more with a range of relevant skill sets. The Trustees are:

Greg WilkinsonChair of Trustees & Member of the Finance Committee

Chair of Trustees & Member of the Finance Committee

Greg was a Senior Police Officer who now undertakes a variety of voluntary work including being the Operations Director and Trustee with Rivertime Boat Trust. He is Chair of the Trustees for Berkshire Vision (Berkshire County Blind Society) and actively involved with Rotary International.

Stephen Illman – Trustee and Treasurer

Steve is an engineer and project manager who has had a long interest in boats and rivers. He holds RYA Powerboat 2 qualification as well as RYA Level 1 and 2 and Basic Skills and Basic Canoeing Level 2 ORCA (Canada). He is a volunteer lock keeper on the River Thames and treasurer of the New Harleyford Motor Yacht Club. He is also a volunteer for Rivertime Boat Trust. As a REMAP engineer he has made modifications to RAB’s sailing boats to allow them to meet the needs of specific individual sailors. 

Chris HumphriesTrustee 

Chris is an engineer who has always had an interest in water sports and access for people with disabilities. He is involved with SportsAble, a local disability sports club where he runs swimming sessions. Her has extensive experience sailing the Lord Nelson, a a square rigged ship constructed to suit physically disabled people, joining a voyage crew of 40 of which 50% would have a disability and up to 8 would use wheelchairs. He is a volunteer with RAB having completed the RYA Powerboat level 2 qualification and is now completing RYA Sailing level 2 with the aim of becoming a qualified assistant sailing instructor for the club.

Chris BarrettTrustee & Member of the Finance Committee

Chris is a marketing professional and was Chair of Trustees of Berkshire Community Foundation from 2012 to 2017. He now undertakes a variety of voluntary roles including being Chair of Trustees of The Rivertime Boat Trust, Chair of Trustees at Prior’s Court Foundation and a trustee of Thames Valley Adventure Playground. In January 2018 Chris was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of The Royal County of Berkshire.

Gavin TisshawTrustee 

Gavin is Chairman of Executive Advisory Services a Cookham based firm of independent financial advisers which he set up in 1992. He is also Chair of Governors at Furze Platt Senior School in Maidenhead where he has been a governor since 2004. Gavin’s hobbies include playing the Tuba, flying as a private pilot, kayaking and being an RYA powerboat instructor at Maidenhead Sailing Club.

Steve Betts
Trustee, Webmaster & Data Protection Officer 

Having held senior technical positions in a number of I.T. companies including Microsoft, Steve was Principal of his own IT Consultancy for 10 years before retirement. A keen sailor, Steve holds an RYA Yachtmaster skippers qualification with many years’ experience of sailing, including an Atlantic Crossing. More recently Steve has been more involved with river cruising and has a 24 ft motor-cruiser on the Thames. 

Consultant to the Trustees

Peter MayConsultant to the Trustees and Director of Bisham Abbey Sailing & Navigation School Ltd 

Peter is the Director of Bisham Abbey Sailing & Navigation School Ltd, the longest standing a RYA Commercial Training Centre on the Upper reaches of the Thames and was established in 1991. BASNS became a RYA Sailability Centre in 1998 providing services to Charities like MENCAP. Peter is a School Governor, Church Treasurer and Committee member British Marine (London and Thames Valley region). Peter is qualified as a RYA Powerboat instructor; RYA Disability Awareness instructor; RYA Dinghy Instructor; RYA Inland Waterways Instructor, and BSS Private and Commercial Boat Safety Inspector.