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Hull Maritime Foundation is an independent charity, set up in 2018 to support the Hull Maritime Museum and Hull Maritime in its effort to transform its museum for old and new visitors.

Through the networks and experience of the trustees, it is hoped the Foundation will raise awareness of the project and secure additional funding to reach the fundraising target of £2.6m.

The foundation has a Patrons and Maritime Friends Programme and enables those who are passionate about Hull’s maritime history to get closer to it and also supports the project.

Chairman - Lord Haskins

Lord Haskins has been the Chairman of Hull Maritime Foundation since its inception.

He is the former chairman of the Hull and Humber LEP, Northern Foods and Express Dairies, former Board member of Yorkshire Forward Regional Development Agency (1998-2008) and is also currently a non-executive Director of JSR Farms Ltd as well as being a member of the Lords ‘Cabinet Office Equality and Reform Group Board’ and Pro-Chancellor of the Open University.

Trustee - David Atkinson

David is a professor of cultural and historical geography. He researches the ways that places have developed and what they mean and represent to various social groups in the past and the present. He has worked in at the University of Hull since 1998 and started writing about the city soon afterwards.

Trustee - David Bell

David is a founding trustee of Hull Maritime Foundation as well as being the Director of Finance and 151 Officer for Hull City Council.

Trustee - Susan Hopkinson

Susan joined the HMF trustees in 2019 and led the recent recruitment of new trustees to the Board. She is the Director of the Burton Constable Foundation and lives in the East Riding.

Trustee - Martin Mancey

Martin is a founding board member of HMF. He has a background in civil engineering and worked in local government, initially in a London Borough, then from 1993 until his retirement as Director of Hull City Services for Hull City Council.

Martin was elected as a Councillor for Myton Ward, Hull, in 2010 and served as a councillor and Cabinet Member for Regeneration of the city until his retirement in 2018. He was also a member of the Hull and Humber LEP.

Trustee - Daniel O'Gorman

Daniel became a trustee in April 2022. He is a partner at law firm, Walker Morris LLP, specialising in advising private equity funds and corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions and quoted companies on equity capital markets transactions.

Daniel grew up in Hull, and regularly visited the museum as a child and has very fond memories of attending courses and events in the museum during school holidays.

Trustee - Rosslyn Stuart

Rosslyn joined the Board in April 2022. She has a background in planning and regeneration, particularly linked to heritage and also has wide experience in trustee roles.

Jonathan Tasker

Jonathan joined the Board of Trustees in April this year. He is now retired after a long and successful career in outdoor advertising. He lives locally, having relocated to the region after retiring and is a keen advocate for the city.

Trustee - Matthew Wright

Matthew joined the Board in April this year and is a Policy Manager for the UK Chamber of Shipping and sees his key skills as stakeholder management, strategic analysis, communications and management. He is a Lincolnshire native but now lives in London.