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 five vessels. Our dedicated teams, made up of 200 employees support 400 local units across the UK with assets, funding and vital training.

Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps: Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal

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 Neil Downing RD 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: Jenny Howard
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 Young People, Volunteer & Business Support: Paul Wilkinson
Responsible for policy, young people and volunteer support, administration of the Sea Cadet Corps and acts as the main contact for unit chairs for business and growth programmes.

Director of Fundraising and Communications: Daniel McAllister
Oversees and directs strategic communications, including brand and marketing. Also manages the fundraising strategy for MSSC, immediate capital campaign and associated fundraising activity.

Director of Sea Cadet Learning: Heather Williams 
Responsible for all training and education for Sea Cadets.


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