Udo Fox - Trustee & Chairman

Udo is a Master Mariner, and a Master of Business Administration. He has been Executive Director of the German Maritime SAR Service (DGzRS) since 2001, and ...

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Jorge Diena - Trustee

Jorge joined the Asociación Honoraria de Salvamentos Marítimos y Fluviales (ADES, Uruguay) in 1980 and, since 1996, has served as a volunteer coxswain at ADES' Montevideo station, with over 200 'shouts' to his credit.

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Theresa Crossley - CEO

Theresa read Geography and Economic History at Leicester University and joined the UK Civil Service in 1981 and worked in a number of Government Departments.

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Mohammed Drissi - Trustee

Mohammed is a Master Mariner, maritime affairs Administrator and a sworn expert on Maritime Affairs.

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David Jardine-Smith - Mass Rescue Operations Project Manager

After 9 years in general cargo ships, David joined the UK Coastguard in 1983. He worked in rescue coordination centres and

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Matthew Fader - Trustee

Matthew believes in the volunteer spirit. Rescue provides the opportunity to create greater meaning and purpose in the marine environment we love.

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Dean Lawrence - Trustee

Dean has an extensive 'hands-on' operational SAR background, extending over some 28 years involving Marine Search and Rescue, Rescue Vessel operations, SAR Communications and SAR Incident Management.

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Wendy Webster - IT Management & Digital Creative Officer

Since 2009 she followed various courses in IT and Website design and expresses her creativity in making short videos, designing print work, and designing websites.

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Rikke Lind - Trustee

Rikke holds the position of Secretary General in Redningsselskapet (Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue) since August 2012.

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Rebecca Sweeney - Executive Officer

Rebecca Sweeney (née Jeffries) has worked in the shipping and maritime SAR industries since 2001 and gained a degree in Merchant Ship Operations from Southampton Solent University.

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ZHANG Rongjun - Trustee

With over 25 years' maritime SAR background, he has gathered rich experience in coordinating and organizing international and domestic maritime SAR operations.

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Caroline Jupe - Fundraiser Manager

Caroline has worked in the UK charity sector for 11 years. Previous roles have included fundraising positions at 'Action on Hearing Loss' and 'The British Heart Foundation'.

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James Vaughan - Trustee

James has spent nearly 20 years working for the RNLI, a major funder and investor in the IMRF for many decades.

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SONG Jiahiu - IMRF Honorary Ambassador

Captain Song Jiahiu was announced the appointment of the first IMRF Honorary Ambassador on the 15 November 2018 in Beijing, China.

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