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Harbour Masters team

Senior Harbour Master 

Cathryn Spain, senior harbour masterCathryn Spain

Has overall management of the Harbour Masters team. Cathryn leads on Port Security and Resilience and emergency management and is Chair of the Thames Port Security Authority and Thames Resilience Panel.



Harbour Masters

Lyn Kindlen-Funnell

Sarah MacLeod

The Harbour Masters provide the lead on external relations and liaison with other organisations, river works licensing, and support the Senior Harbour Master with emergency management, port security and new business and infrastructure projects.

Deputy Harbour Masters

Miles Featherstone

Darren Knight

The Deputy Harbour Masters are responsible for event management, including major events like the Boat Race and Great River Race, filming licences, LKE examinations, temporary river works licences including bridge inspections and minor bridge works, navigation risk assessments and passage planning, incident investigations and enforcement. They manage the harbour service middle and lower launches and the pilot cutter.

Assistant Harbour Masters

Tim MacQuillin

Paul Lorimer

David Allsop

The Assistant Harbour Masters provide the lead on recreational activities on the river. They have responsibility for incident investigations involving recreational vessels, management of the upper harbour service, and support the deputies with river works licensing, and management of events and management of the middle & lower launch and the pilot cutter.

Team Support Officer

Sandra Baker

Sandra provides support to the functions and activities of Senior Harbour Master’s Team. She administers and maintains PEC applications and renewals and the Port Service Provider ID cards system and is responsible for the provision of the PLA Local Knowledge Endorsement certificates.