BCS first employee appointed

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We are pleased to announce that Mark Hunt has become our first ever employee appointed in the position of Support Worker.

Born in Hong Kong with a Merchant Navy Captain for a father, Mark grew up surrounded by boats. He and his wife of 25 years, are keen boaters, owning their second Dutch Barge, which they spent the summer cruising up river from Bath to London. Having navigated the full length of the Kennet and Avon, they joined the Thames at Reading, before journeying onto the tidal river. – A tame experience in comparison to their last long voyage on a 1929 Luxemotor, crossing the Channel and cruising through France; with Belinda 5 months pregnant with their daughter, Emma, some 18 years ago!

Mark is delighted to have been invited to join the team at Buckingham Canal Society. He brings many years of experience of the English and French waterways, as well as his skills from 40 years’ experience, including providing training in management skills for the Crown Agents and in management and development of the shipping and freight industry for major corporates, (where he still works as a consultant).

Mark has spent many years as a volunteer, running and developing local cricket, and is now hanging up his pads and looking forward to being able to support the volunteers and trustees to drive the Buckingham Canal restoration forward. BCS are grateful to the Aylesbury Vale Community Chest which has kindly provided grant funding that partially funds this employee position.