Governance, the Trustees and Board

Governance, the Society Trustees and GSN CIC Board 

The General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society is run by an elected and or co-opted Committee of Trustees. The Committee meets every calendar month to oversee and manage the Society’s affairs, including finance, engineering, fundraising, marketing, public relations, working parties and volunteer liaison.

The Society’s aims and objectives are to restore 35011 to represent her original 1950s condition complete with air smoothed casing and

Bulleids unique patented chain driven valve gear. In addition, we aim to provide education and learning to further railway heritage restoration.

Currently all the Trustees of the Society are also registered with Companies House as Directors of the General Steam Navigation Community Interest Company (CIC), Company Number 09894000.

The CIC is the legal owner of the Locomotive. It is also the entity in which any member can also be a shareholder, see here for more details.

Our Society Trustees and GSN CIC Board members and their roles are as follows:

Andrew Collett - GSN CIC Chairman & Society volunteer liaison officer 

Gerry Leyman - Society Chairman 

Graham R Muspratt - GSN CIC Company Secretary & Society marketing and media officer 

Jon Netting, CGMA, ACMA, AssocCIPD - Society and GSN CIC Tresurer 

Dr Steve Rapley, CEng MIMechE - Chief Mechanical Engineer

Simon Shutt - Marketing and sponsorship officer & Editor of the Society magazine  'The Packet'

Chris Mileman - Society membership secretary

David Oborn - Minute Secretary

To get in touch with any of the Trustees / Board members please use the Contact us form here.

Engineering Sub Committee

The aims of the Engineering Sub Committee (ESC)  is to drive the strategy and manage the engineering requirements in restoring General Steam Navigation to her original 1950s condition in line with the Society’s stated aims and objectives.

The ESC makes recommendations and reports to the CIC Board via its Chair / Chief Mechanical Engineer.

The current co-opted members of the Engineering Sub Committee are as follows:

Dr Steve Rapley, CEng MIMechE – Chair & Chief Mechanical Engineer
Gerry Leyman
Simon Shutt
Tony Hammond
David Oborn

Adam Keir

The Society could not function without the dedicated support of a much larger group of volunteers, who come from all walks of life, many of whom are part of the Working Party volunteers. We therefore encourage people of all ages, gender and abilities to join the Society and, if they so wish, become working members, to form the heart of General Steam Navigations future. The Society has always sought to be self-financing and as such donations, item sponsorships and CIC share applications are always welcome. Contact us here for more information on how to support the Society.