Our Board

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Matt McDonald

Director

Matt is currently Chief Executive Officer of Searoad Ferries and a qualified Master. Matt has a background in Marine Biology and Education and has been associated with the Alma Doepel since he completed a youth sail training voyage in 1996. 

 

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David MacInnes

Director

David is an experienced Senior Executive and Company Director with a strong technology and commercialisation background.  He is currently a commercialisation adviser to the Australian Federal Government. David is one of the founding members of Tall Ships Victoria and is a cruising yachtsman.

 

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Dr Peter Harris

Director

Peter has had a lifetime interest in Tall Ships. He is the founding President of Tall Ships Victoria Inc, and played a major role as President of the Alma Doepel Supporter’s Club during the restoration and conversion of Alma Doepel for youth sail training activities during the 1980s.

 

 

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Alan Edenborough

Chairman

Alan is Consultant to the Board of the Sydney Heritage Fleet. His lifetime interest has been Tall Ships and he was responsible for the salvage of James Craig in 1972.  

 


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Doug Shields

Director

Doug is a professional architect with specific expertise in heritage restoration and development. He was project manager for the restoration of two of the most significant classic yachts to have sailed in Australia and has been a syndicate member of those extensive and remarkable projects.

 

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Graeme Webb

Director

Graeme is Director of Norwebb Engineering and President of the Alma Doepel Supporter’s Club, the Association for volunteers who wish to support the program of activities of Alma Doepel.

 

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Captain John Carroll

Director

John is Senior Master of Alma Doepel qualified as Master (Foreign Going) from Southampton Nautical College in 1974 and has been a professional mariner since that time, His experience includes service with Windjammer Cruises (West Indies) Cunard (QEII), Patrick Stevedores (Cargo Superintendant, Melbourne) and as a Port Phillip Sea Pilot (current position).