Marine Ambassadors

Meet our Marine Ambassadors

Our Marine Ambassadors help to enlighten young people who are looking for information in the Marine sector.

Marine Ambassadors

Meet our Marine Ambassadors

Our Marine Ambassadors help to enlighten young people who are looking for information in the Marine sector.

Marine Ambassadors

Meet our Marine Ambassadors

Our Marine Ambassadors help to enlighten young people who are looking for information in the Marine sector.

Chief Operating Officer

Since 2022 Nicola has been at the helm of the National Lobster Hatchery as their Chief Operating Officer, her responsibilities include the day to day operations. As well as strategic and development direction Nicola has grown up in Cornwall and is passionate about making an impact here. Since 2023 she has also sat on the board as a Director of the Cornwall Association of Tourist Attractions.


Clean Ocean Sailing (COS) is an award-winning volunteer organisation taking direct action to improve the Marine environment around Cornwall. COS conducts carbon neutral sailing clean-up expeditions around Cornwall and Isles of Scilly aboard a 117-year old sailing vessel to an otherwise inaccessible coastline. In doing so, COS contributes to the creation of a circular economy around Marine plastics, striving to raise awareness about the Ocean Crisis and its consequences for local, national and global communities. Clean Ocean Sailing are determined to tackle the root causes of ocean biodiversity loss, pollution and climate change through coastal clean-up missions. We work with volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. So far, we have recovered over 55 tons of Marine waste. Our central message is to Rethink, Reduce, Recover, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle the Marine plastic devastating our marine environment. COS activities are achievable by all, encouraging people from every walk of life to join in and empowering them to make a difference.

Campaigns and Policy Coordinator for Surfers Against Sewage

“Relocating to Cornwall was the biggest inspiration for my interest in Marine conservation. The deep connection that coastal communities have for their Marine environment and wildlife sparked a passion I didn’t know was there, it changed something inside of me and I’ve never looked back! Mounts Bay in particular is an absolute haven for wildlife and Marine conservation, with local volunteers dedicating their time to clean beaches and be a voice for the ocean. To having the benefits of being so close to the sea and witnessing the incredible wildlife we have around Cornwall.” “I joined SAS in April 2024 as Campaigns and Policy Coordinator, my role is to support the delivery of campaigns and activations on all four of our main campaign areas – water quality, the ocean and climate emergency, plastic pollution, and ocean recovery!” “Cornwall is home to some of Britain’s most fascinating wildlife species, yet so many people in Cornwall don’t have access to the Marine world or it’s natural history. As Co-Director of Grampus Campus we aim to deliver and facilitate accessible school and community group talks, workshops and beach clean events to all members of the local community in Cornwall. With future aspirations to open Cornwall’s first Natural History Museum to educate the people of Cornwall about the diverse natural world we have on our doorstep.”


I have always loved the ocean. As a lifelong surfer, I have witnessed it’s beauty and power firsthand. But I have also seen it’s vulnerability. The ever mounting plastic problem is threatening the health and diversity of our Marine ecosystems. That’s why I decided to step outside my comfort zone and create a business that can make a difference. One Blue Eye is more than just a company. It’s a movement. We offer innovative products and services that reduce plastic waste and promote ocean conservation. We also educate and empower our customers and communities to join us in our mission. Our vision is to help our coastal regions thrive and grow, and to give people hope in a hopeless world. I believe that together, we can make life better. For ourselves, for the ocean, and for the planet. Join us today and be part of the solution.

Chief Executive

Jakie is a Cornish girl who has been very fortunate to grow up on the Helford River, spending her childhood on or in the water. Jakie’s passion for Cornwall meant she decided to remain in the county and undertook a long career in Tourism and Hospitality. In early 2021, after 30 years, she decided to take a career change, wanting an opportunity to ‘give back’ and joined a local Cornish charity, the Children’s Sailing Trust. Jakie took on the massive challenge of getting their new fully accessible Watersports Centre and holiday accommodation up and running before taking over as CEO of the Charity as the site opened to the public in 2021.

Marine Superintendent

Tom works for Isles of Scilly Steamship Group as Marine Superintendent. Tom is an experienced Maritime professional with a deep-seagoing background, followed by domestic passenger ferries and high-speed craft. Now working within passenger, freight and workboat maritime industries supporting the lifeline link operation to the Isles of Scilly.

Senior Operations and Projects Leader

I currently work for Lloyd’s Register and have worked with them for the past thirty years in various Technical, Senior Leadership and Managerial capacities. I have most recently been responsible for a large team of service delivery support staff across North Europe and Change Management.

Amazement and Discovery Ranger

Originally from France, I graduated from a BSc Wildlife and Practical Conservation at the University of Salford in 2014. In 2016, I moved to Cornwall with my partner Rick to become a full-time volunteer for the National Trust in West Penwith and started surveying my local site for CSGRT. I soon took on the photo ID process from making albums to running the catalogue, and started helping out in the office, on stalls and at talks.


I founded the Marine group (FMC) due to my passion for the oceans, what it holds, and how Conservation can support and protect these places. Conservation starts at home and working in the local area, with a small committed group of people will enable us to produce some good science, with relatable results. It is vital, now more than ever, to get everyone involved in helping protect our ocean for future generations.

Director and Founder

I was born and raised in Cornwall and loved the water for as long as I can remember. The beach was my playground and I started bodyboarding as a kid and joined a local surf life-saving club. I just loved being in the water; no matter how cold it was or what the waves were doing. As long as I got in the water, I was happy and I became totally addicted!


As founder of Morvargh Sailing Project CIC, I have a proven record of success in sail training and youth development with several projects such as #SoundSense (marine science voyages) and #ASPIRE360 (a circumnavigation of the UK). A natural leader and motivator, with strong powers of empathy and negotiation born out of working with young people in a residential education setting.

Environment and Engagement Ranger

Sammy is a friendly, enthusiastic, and passionate women striving to make a difference to how people view and interact with the environment with a strong determination to bring communities together with the environment. Sammy engages people from all walks of life, connecting them with the big blue ocean and has a keen interest in environmental psychology and how this can aid wellbeing and mental health.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Jamie is the CEO of Penzance Dry Dock and the Linked Solutions group. His companies combine capabilities from the manufacturing and shipbuilding sectors with a long-established shipbuilding and repair facility.

Business Development Manager

Cat is an experienced Commercial Manager who has been working in the Offshore and Marine industry for the past seven years. She is passionate about building long-lasting relationships with clients and partners and identifying opportunities to collaborate. Cat specialises in diversification strategies; identifying new markets and areas where the business can grow.

Co-Director and Co-Founder

Sal served 15 years in the Royal Marines (RM), which is where his diving career started. After leaving the RM in 2003 he continued his diving career working on numerous Marine civils, harbour moorings, salvage, shipping, and media projects all over the world before becoming a supervisor.

Surf Coach and Coasteering Guide

Global Boarders real life ‘Jacques Costeau’, this globetrotting surfer has travelled to the furthest corners to surf some of the world’s most unique and wonderful waves, experiencing a wide variety of cultures and lifestyles to share with the next generation of aspiring surfers! Having studied Sports Coaching at University, this led to various coaching roles abroad and being a very keen sportsman, Steve was a late entry to the world of surfing.

Project Coordinator & Lead Instructor

Kathy King is a Science and Psychology specialist who has worked with a variety of vulnerable groups including young people with special educational needs, including social, emotional and behavioural problems, and the homeless. She is passionate about showing others the power of being active in nature and using outdoor activities as a tool to improve emotional literacy (self-awareness, motivation, self-regulation, empathy and social skills).