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North Wales & Borders Waterway Partnership

Find out who's who in the North Wales & Borders Waterway Partnership.

Brenda Harvey, chair                    

For the past five years Brenda has run her own company providing management and consultancy advice.

Before Brenda spent nearly 30 years working in local government. She is a qualified town planner who has worked on regeneration and partnership projects throughout her career.  

Campbell Boyle 

Campbell Boyle has been a sailor and boater all his life, starting on the Argyllshire coast, and for the last 27 years, mooring his narrow boat on the Shropshire Union canal at Gnosall.

He headed major construction projects nationally and internationally for many years, and latterly worked as a director in the Private Finance Initiative.

He also worked for the Government of Gibraltar for four years as an independent consultant on elements of their capital projects. For seven years he was chairman of a Public/Private Partnership within the NHS.

Mike Carter 

Has worked in, operated and owned boat repair businesses with full boatyard facilities. In 1998 he switched to a career as a marine surveyor. 

Mike’s childhood was spent either living afloat or in a canal side cottage. Mike owns, or has an interest in, several historic narrowboats and barges, including a commercial grain barges operation.

Throughout the year Mike and his young family can be found leisure boating around the canal and river system operated by the Trust.

Sue Cawson   

She trained as graphic designer and specialised in publishing, and has worked for all the major Educational Publishers before finally working for Heinemann. 

She is very passionate about canals and believes that by becoming a partnership member she will have the opportunity to get more involved and contribute.

She is a member of the Trust’s Navigation Advisory Group and Navigation Advisor for HNBC.

Gillian Edwards

Regional Fundraiser for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and Member of Weaver Valley Partnership Board.

A fundraising professional with over 10 years working in the third sector at both national and local level.


Sara Mogel OBE 

Sara Mogel is an education adviser, a board member of a housing trust, a board member of a partnership delivering supported housing services to the single homeless, a member of the standards committee of a large awarding body and an assessor for national awards for colleges. 

She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Worshipful Company of Educators.  She was awarded an OBE for services to vocational education in January 2014. 

Nicola Said  

Nicola is head of campaigns for tourism board, Marketing Cheshire.

She works with Cheshire’s key tourism businesses to shape the destination campaigns.

She has worked in tourism in Cheshire for over 10 years, first starting her career focusing on rural tourism recovery after the Foot and Mouth outbreak and 9/11, when the importance of tourism to the Cheshire economy was first really realised. 

John Yates

John Yates is a heritage conservation specialist and a boater.   He is currently employed part-time by Historic England as an inspector of historic buildings and areas.

He and his wife have owned a succession of historic narrow boats:  in the 1970s they initiated a co-operative residential mooring in London's Battlebridge Basin, from where they operated their coal-carrying boats. John is also a member of the Trust's council, and heritage advisory group.

Wendy Capelle, waterway manager

Wendy is a qualified Management Accountant who joined British Waterways in 1997, working in the finance team as project accountant for the restoration of the Anderton Boat Lift and Huddersfield Canal. Prior, Wendy worked as an internal auditor for British Steel and Merseyside Transport.

Last date edited: 22 February 2017