The Trustees are all divers and have had a long association with BSAC. They have a wide range of appropriate professional skills to draw upon in the selection of projects for grant assistance.
The activities and selection of the Trustees are governed by the rules of the Charity Commissioners. The Trustees undertake the task purely voluntarily, in their spare time and at their own expense.
The Jubilee Trust Trustees
Gavin Anthony B.Sc, M.Sc, C.Chem, C.Sci, F.R.S.C.
Consultant Diving and Life Support. 40 years’ experience in research and development of diving systems and procedures. Diver and member of BSAC since 1970. BSAC Advanced instructor and HSE Part III commercial diver. Consultant to BSAC Technical diving group and NDC.
Dr. Ken Collins B.Sc, PhD, P.G.C.E.
Senior Research Fellow, Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton with over 40 years of international scientific research and collaboration. Publications on artificial reefs, fisheries, sharks, seagrass, autonomous submarines and the Galapagos marine reserve. Chairman of the UK Scientific Diving Supervisory Committee. BSAC First Class Diver and HSE Part IV commercial diver.
Martin Marks O.B.E, B.Sc.
A retired senior naval officer and professional engineer with extensive experience of charity finance, operations and housing. A wide background in both military and civilian sport diving with emphasis on safety matters, including chair of the BSAC Diving Incident Panel and member of the BSAC National Diving Committee, 1981-84. BSAC Advanced Instructor and 1st Class Diver.
Dr. Nic Flemming O.B.E, M.A, PhD.
Trained as a diver in the Royal Marines in the 1950s, and started scientific diving at Cambridge University in 1957. He has organised and led many diving projects, mostly aimed at understanding the changes in sea level during the ice ages, and archaeological remains which are now under the sea. He has worked on various UN and UNESCO committees concerned with the management of the sea and was Director of the European Office of the Global Ocean Observing System from 1994 to 2001. He is a Research Fellow at the National Oceanographic Centre Southampton and is conducting research on Palaeolithic and Mesolithic occupation of the North-West European continental shelf. He has published several books and many scientific papers in refereed journals.
Dr. John King MB, BS, LRCP, MRCS, AFOM.
A specialist in Hyperbaric Medicine since 1973. Approved Medical Examiner of Divers from 1974. Member MRC Decompression Sickness Panel 1973 – 84, Adviser to HSE on diving fitness from 1974. Medical adviser to SAA from 1979 – 1984. Special interests – Fitness to work in hyperbaric environments, neurological decompression sickness and long term health effects of diving and compressed air tunnelling, esp. Bone necrosis.
Director of Scuba Industries Trade Association (SITA) and Chairman of Inspectorate of Diving Equipment Servicing & Testing (IDEST). Successfully found HMS Dragon, HMS Marlborough and Hazardous – all now protected Historic Wreck Sites. BSAC Member since 1962. BSAC First Class Diver and Advanced Instructor. Past member of BSAC Council, BSAC Vice President and Honorary Life Member.
Garry Momber B.A, M.Sc.
MIFA Director of the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology. He has organised and run numerous diving archaeological projects in the UK and abroad involving hundreds of members of the sport diving community. Also works part-time as a researcher and advisor on a range of archaeology projects. BSAC Advanced diver and HSE Part III commercial diver.
Dr Oliver Firth MB BS BSc MRCGP
Dr Firth is a diving and hyperbaric physician, and a former medical director of London Diving Chamber. He now runs Hyperdive, a diving and offshore medicals company. Since 2006 he has gained considerable experience in the field of diving and hyperbaric medicine, managing nearly a thousand cases of decompression illness. He is current Chair of the British Hyperbaric Association (BHA), an Approved Medical Examiner of Divers (AMED) for the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and a medical referee for the UK Diving Medical Committee. He holds the post of Honorary Lecturer at University College London and regularly gives talks on all aspects of diving and hyperbaric medicine to doctors, physiology students and local dive clubs. He remains a passionate diver and has participated in various expeditions and conservation projects throughout the globe.
The Trust's address is:
16 Solent Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2NS