About Us

Trustees

Robert Blatchford

Robert Blatchford

Bob moved to Lymington in 2007 and retired from a position of executive role in the Company in in 2014 but remains as a non-working director and board member. Bob has held several senior management roles in the insurance industry and IT and has managed major national and international projects. Bob belongs to the Institute of Directors and is a keen sailor a member of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club actively racing Yachts and Dinghies, a regular volunteer for Wednesday Junior Sailing and Vice-Captain of the Scow division.

Vanessa Galbraith

Vanessa Galbraith

Vanessa was born in Lymington, moving back to the area in 2015. She spent ten years as a travel photographer working on various assignments abroad and published a book on America in 2002.  Worked as a researcher on a variety of documentaries in Home Current Affairs at BBC Radio 4. She also worked as a market researcher for Spotlight Research and carried out work for companies such as L’Oreal, Chanel and Renault. More recently she has been employed at Executives in Africa, a local executive search firm. She has a passion for organising events having produced theatre productions and a variety of musical evenings as well as curating photographic and art exhibitions.

Caite Healy

Caite Healy

Caite moved to the New Forest in 2011. She is a member of the Keyhaven Yacht Club. Caite has a long career history in Finance Management, including FD roles at The Tate, Federation of City Farms, Halliburton, Brown & Root, Hayes Davidson, Pearson Group among others. Caite has considerable Trustee experience in particular with Employee owned businesses. She has a keen interest in history and Ancestry. She currently holds a number of Trustee/directorships in businesses within the property sector in London and is a founding director of the Alan Davidson Foundation.

Lucie-Jane Lewis

Lucie-Jane Lewis

Lucie-Jane established her own Design Studio in Central London after studying Graphic Design. She and her team worked on corporate identities, publicity and advertising for a road-based range of clients. She moved to the New Forest with her husband in 1985 where they ran a livery for over 25 years in Sway. She has been involved in planning and housing projects locally and for over 20 years she has been further involved in the local area by Charity the local fund-raising Committee for Naomi House, Children’s Hospice and for the Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy. She was awarded an MBE for her work in the area in 2011.

Judy Ruffell

Judy Ruffell

Judy has lived in Lymington since 1973 when she also joined the Association, She taught Bridge with the Turner Bridge Club.   Judy raced in a Contessa 32 for eight years.  She served on the Board of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club 2004 – 2007, is involved with the Wednesday Junior Sailing Club, runs a bridge supper twice a month, runs the RNLI Bridge Drive twice a year.

Peter Wagstaff

Peter Wagstaff

Peter retired to Lymington in 2006.  A chemistry graduate, working for the European Commission, Brussels, retiring from The Management of European Commissions Independent Scientific Advisory Committees, where he was projector co-ordinator for creation of a many Community Agency for Food Safety (EFSA).  April 2012 – October 2015 – Trustee, Vice Chair and Chair for 15 months for LCA through a period of major internal and organisational change. A keen sailor and active member of Lymington Players.