Meet the Team
Introducing the hard-working people who put their heart and soul into helping our fishermen and their families.
Working for the Fishermen’s Mission means being part of a family. We’re a supportive and considerate team, we believe in what we do and we care about the fishing communities we help.
We spend our resources wisely. That means we keep our staff to a minimum so money can be used where it’s needed most: helping fishermen who face tough times. It also ensures we’ll be here to help them for many more years to come.
Let’s take a look at who’s who in the Fishermen’s Mission Trustees and Executive Team:
Dr Alison Fowlie
Mr Ian Gatt
Venerable Simon Jefferies Golding CBE
Rear Admiral Sir Jeremy de Halpert KCVO CB
Mrs Jill Henderson
Mr Trevor James
The Very Reverend Dr David W Lacy DL
Ms Elizabeth Ann Woodhatch
Mr Derek Young MBE JP
Derek Young MBE JP joined the Board of Trustees in 2001 and became Treasurer in 2004. Having spent much of his working life in Grimsby, where he continues to live, Derek has represented the fishing industry in both in UK and Europe. He received an MBE in 2005 for his services to fishing charities.
Alison Godfrey joined the Fishermen’s Mission in 2012 as the Director of Business Development and the Deputy Chief Executive. Alison has been a fundraiser for more than 25 years in a career spanning roles with a number of charities including Barnardo’s, Worthing Churches Homeless Projects and more recently, Chichester Cathedral Restoration & Development Trust.
Commodore David Dickens CBE RN joined the Fishermen’s Mission as Chief Executive in 2011. David joined the Royal Navy (RN) in 1975 and saw service for many years on both submarines and ships. He served as the Director of Naval personnel and his final RN role was as the Naval Assistant to the Naval Secretary.