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Meet The Team

Our Trustees

Simon Chapman

Chair of Trustees

Simon is a retired accountant who was the West region senior audit partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He is a lifelong sailor who has raced dinghies since his childhood and also has significant offshore experience including an Atlantic crossing.

Simon joined the Trustees of All-Aboard early in 2016 and is passionate about the benefits the organisation brings to the groups of people who use its services. In addition to his role at All-Aboard, Simon is a trustee of Bristol Music Trust and of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and is president of Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club.

Simon brings skills and knowledge in finance and accountancy following his 30 year career in accountancy.

To contact Simon please email [email protected]

Peter Truss

Peter has been an All Aboard Volunteer since 2017, discovering the opportunity to provide his disabled daughter sailing experience on a regular basis in a safe and supported environment through AAW’s Sailability programme.

Having developed expertise and practical knowledge in manual handling, hoisting and associated regulations, Peter is a qualified trainer in this area for All Aboard’s volunteers.

Peter became a Trustee in the Spring of 2024, having recently retired from a lifetime working in the international space industry and has many years of practical dinghy sailing experience through membership of local sailing clubs. Within the Trustees Peter is particularly focused on volunteering, safety and safeguarding issues


Andrew Clay

Andrew moved to Bristol in 2017 and joined All-Aboard as a volunteer a few years later following retirement from an international career in finance and management working on four continents and travelling extensively.
Andrew became a trustee in Spring 2024 and whilst having enjoyed different watersports over the years now focuses mainly on rowing. He has other charitable commitments but this is his first trusteeship since being a trustee at Raleigh International 15 years ago.
At All-Aboard Andrew’s main focus will be on finance and volunteering

Karen Dursley

Karen joined our Trustee Board in March 2022 having retired as an Office and Personnel Manager in the education sector. Prior to that Karen enjoyed a 34 year career at DAS Group that spanned Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Property and Facilities Management.

Karen holds a number of trustee positions that include being Chair of a primary school in a Multi Academy Trust as well as Chair of Resources and Audit in a Single Academy Trust.

This gives Karen a wide range of skills that are beneficial to our Charity

Steve Weeks

Steve Weeks began volunteering at All-Aboard in 2016 after retiring from the Energy Industry.

During his career he gained skills in auditing, health and safety, Human Resources and the strategic approach and delivery of small and large projects. Steve is now Chair of Governors at a secondary school in Bristol and Chair of a vibrant Scout Group consisting of around 100 young people.

Steve’s skills, his position within the education system and his understanding of what it is like to volunteer for All-Aboard is incredibly useful to our charity and will help us greatly.

Sarah Pyne-Carillo

Originally from New Zealand, Sarah has spent time living and working in Australia, Mexico and the UK. With a professional background in healthcare, she has over 20 years experience across a variety of sectors in service improvement, events, media and marketing roles, volunteer management and currently works in the NHS as a People Programmes Advisor.
Sarah loves being out on the harbour as an AAW volunteer driving one of the boats or as crew for Sailability and other sessions with our fabulous clientele whenever she can. She feels incredibly privileged to have found AAW in 2023 during her second year in Bristol, and is humbled by the opportunity to be a Trustee for this fantastic charity. Sarah’s areas of focus will be marketing and volunteering.

Our Staff

Luke Hoather

Operations Director


Ash Nair




Blaire Hannan

Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator


Abi Cotterell

Finance Officer


Jemma Corbett


Charley Peak-Payne