HMS Warrior at Sunset


Preservation Trust


Our core purpose is to preserve and present HMS Warrior 1860 as the world's first modern battleship, to explain her influence on warship design and to demonstrate life at sea in the Victorian Navy.

Core Values

  • To preserve
  • To interpret and display
  • To educate

The Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees that has the responsibility for HMS Warrior and her collections.

The Captain, Cdr. Tim Ash RN, is responsible to the Board for the ongoing preservation of the ship and for the day to day activities of the Trust.

The Trust employs 35 staff, supported by 76 volunteers, in the following key areas:

  • Technical and Preservation Services
  • Interpretation and Display
  • Education, Curatorial and Visitor Services
  • Development, Fundraising and Communication
  • Corporate Hospitality and Events
  • Finance and Personnel


Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team Members


HRH Princess Alexandra

Vice Patron

Lady Christian Smith

Board of Trustees

Chair: Rear Admiral Neil Latham CBE MSc CEng FIMarEST FIMechE

  • Prof Isobel Pollock OBE BSc(Eng) CEng Hon DSc FIMechE FCGI FRSA
  • Mr James Priory MA
  • Cllr Donna Jones, Leader Portsmouth City Council
  • Mr Michael Bedingfield MA FCIM
  • Prof Dominic Tweddle


  • Captain David Newberry MSc CEng RN
  • Prof Andrew Lambert MA PhD FRHistS
  • The Rt Hon. the Lord Wakeham PC JP FCA DL
  • Cdr Ken Jones RN
  • Dr Andy Painting PhD CEng FSARS MIET
  • Mr Alan Cartwright BSc MA CEng FIMarEST FIMechE
  • The Reverend Colin M. Noyce RN OCM Honorary Chaplain


Captain and Chief Executive: Cdr. Tim Ash RN
Executive Officer: Lt. Cdr. Tony Ford RN
Finance & Personnel: Isabelle A S Russell MAAT
Corporate Hospitality & Events: Emma King
Activity and Learning Director: Dr Louise Moon BA (Hons) MA PhD