How we're managed
We are a national charity working across several UK sites and operating out of six areas.
We deliver national cadet training through our six boat stations and six national training centres from Port Edgar in Scotland to our head office in London as well as cross our offshore fleet of fiver vessels. Our dedicated teams, made up of 200 employees support 400 local units across the UK with assets, funding and vital training.
Patron: Her Majesty the Queen
Sea Cadets is governed by a board of non-executive Council Members (Trustees), who delegate the day-to-day management to the Chief Executive and his team.
Senior Management Team
Chief Executive Officer: Martin Coles
Responsible for overall leadership, direction and management of the personnel and activities of MSSC to achieve the requirements of the Trustees.
Captain Sea Cadet Corps and Director of Operations (Serving RN Officer): Captain Philip Russell RN
Provides operational leadership to Sea Cadets with specific focus on the safe delivery of training.
Director of Finance, IT and Trading, and Company Secretary: Mark Hallam
Manages the financial affairs of MSSC. Also oversees IT, Book Services and Stores departments.
Director of Human Resources: Petrina Brooker
Responsible for all employment matters relating to MSSC's staff.
Director of Volunteer and Business Support: John Parker-Jones
Manages the administration of the Sea Cadet Corps and is MSSC HQ's point of contact for unit chairs and all aspects of Unit Management Committee business and responsibilities. Also leads the team providing support to volunteers across the Sea Cadets.
Director of Fundraising and Communications: Samantha Shaw
Oversees and directs the strategic communications, including brand and marketing. Also manages the fundraising strategy for MSSC, immediate capital campaign and associated fundraising activity.
Director of Lifelong Learning: Mark Windsor
Responsible for all training and education for seafarers and Sea Cadets.