Meet the Board
Morag Robertson – CHAIR
Morag brings a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors. She has worked in the Civil Service, for three arts charities, the BBC, Cornwall Football Association and an independent bookshop. Currently, Morag is a partner in a Media Production Company, filmmaker, a freelance journalist, Community Worker with the Co-Op and plays an active part in a variety of community organisations.
Former Councillor for St Ives Town Council. Tate St Ives Community Liaison Committee Member.
Keith Jones BEng CEng MICE – TREASURER
Keith is a Chartered Civil Engineer employed by Stantec. Technical Author. Investment Board Proposals, current portfolio £160m. Director Auriga Project Management Ltd. Company Secretary Tremorna House Property Management Company Ltd. Trustee and Treasurer St Ives Jumbo Sailing Association (Registered Charity) During his career, Keith has worked in senior design engineering roles in highways, drainage, water networks, project management and consultancy.
Jill Block BA (Hons) FRSA – SECRETARY
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts – active South West member. Board Member St Ives Community Fund (Registered charity). Secretary St Ives Harbour Users Stakeholder Group. Member Tate St Ives Members Committee. Trustee and Membership Secretary St Ives Jumbo Sailing Association (Registered charity). Honorary Appointments: Ministerial Appointment – Executive Board Member (ex-officio) of the Women’s National Commission at the Cabinet Office NDPB, served two terms of office for four years. During her career, Jill has been a Personnel Officer and General Secretary of an Independent Construction Trades Union, part-time lecturer, published author, and has worked in Customer Relations for a Cornish-based charity.
Lucy Davis MA MSc
Former owner and Company Director of Cafe Art, St. Ives Community Hub. Author of St Ives Area Neighbourhood Development Plan. Co-Author (with Rowena Swallow) of St Ives Area Local Economy Strategy & Project Development Framework Plan 2016-2030. Founder member of the St Ives CLT and St Ives Charter (which was ratified and launched 2017). Board Member Transition Penwith. Board Member St Ives September Festival. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Currently working in a local retail business. Formerly worked as an energy assessor delivering government heating and insulation grants. Worked for 20 years in the printing industry. Chairman Registered Charity SIJA–sailing skipper, trainer seamanship skills. Member of numerous local voluntary and community groups. Worked on St Ives Neighbourhood Plan. Co-ordinator of Parking Action St Ives (PASTI). Member Tate Community Committee.
Trustee of St Ives Infant School. Former St Ives Town Councillor for 9 years. Maxine has worked in projects for the Market and Coastal Communities programme and as an advisor for getting people back to work under various schemes. She recently retrained as an occupational therapist.