The Trustees

The Downs Light Railway Trustees are responsible for the management of the charity. Within the Trust, the managing Trustees co-ordinate the railway's Staff and the day-to-day running of the railway and teaching of the Children. Several Trustees also take the lead in specific fields of the charity's activities.

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T S Nall

Trevor joined the Trust in 2002. Trevor was the Chairman of the Trustees between 2004 and 2016. Trevor was the Managing Director of Washford Engineering Limited until his retirement. Trevor is now actively involved in the running of various railways on the Isle of Man.

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T E Pennock BEng(Hons) cfs(g) MIET RAFVR(T) 

Timothy joined the Trust in 2009. Timothy was the Honorary Secretary for the Trustees between  2004 to 2009, and retained this role until 2016 as a Trustee. Timothy presently acts as a managing Trustee and Chairman of the Trustees. Timothy is an experienced systems Engineer in defence aerospace and an Aircrew Instructor with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

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P A Smith

Peter joined the Trust in 2004. Peter is a managing Trustee. Peter is an experienced telecommunications Engineer with BT Open Reach.

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N Dodson BA(Hons)

Nick joined the Trust in 2009. Nick is Vice-Chairman of the Trust. Nick is a widely respected film director and producer for all things to do with railways. Nick is the Managing Director of Railfilms Limited and Statesman Rail Limited. 

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C M Fincken

Christopher joined the Trust in 2002. Christopher has a huge experience in miniature railways and worked with the Health and Safety Executive on guidelines for miniature railway construction and operation.

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P M Keef

Patrick joined the Trust in 1991. Patrick was Chairman of the Trustees between 1995 and 2004. Patrick is the Managing Director of Alan Keef Limited, one of the UK's leading Light Railway Engineers and Locomotive builders.

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G Cooke

Graham joined the Trust in 2016. Graham has previously worked for the British Army and the West Merica Police forces.

Charity Secretary

The Charity Secretary assists the Trustees in running the Charity.

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S Watkins BA(Hons) MA 

Sarah joined the Trust in 2016 as the charity's Secretary. Sarah is a current parent of the school and an Associate Lecturer.

The Staff

The Downs Light Railway's Staff assist the managing Trustees in the day-to-day running of the railway and teaching of the Children.

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D Guy BSc(Hons) PhD ARCS MAPM 

David has been involved with the railway since 2007 and is a former parent of the school.

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H D J Nicklin 

Hugh has been involved with the railway as far back as the 1980s and is a former school master at the School.

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G Cooke

Gillian has been involved with railway since 2004 and is a former parent of the school.

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M. Robertson

Malcolm has been involved with railway since 2013 and is an Old Downian. Malcolm is also the member secretary for the Downian Society.

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A E Carmichael BEd

Anna is a current serving teacher of the Downs Malvern, as their Design and Technology Co-ordinator.

© The Downs Light Railway Trust 2016. Registered Charity No. 513882
Last edited: 10 December 2016





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