Very many of you who have participated in Odyssey Courses will have met Steve. He is one of the two Founders of Odyssey and his dedication, commitment and enthusiasm have been largely responsible for the success of the charity and its ability to help so many people over more than 20 years.


The current Trustees, and those who held the post previously, have had the privilege of serving under his Chairmanship; and we have been inspired by his leadership.


Now retired, and deservedly enjoying his many hobbies and spending large parts of each year on his boat in Florida (no, of course we’re not jealous!!!) he has decided to end his term of Chairmanship.


However, he will still continue to serve Odyssey and will join his co-founder, Howard Smedley, and our great supporter Baroness Rennie Fritchie DBE, as a Patron of the charity.


The Trustees will miss him greatly at our meetings but we know that we are still able to call upon his experience and expertise and this gives us great confidence as we move forward with implementation of our Development Plan.


We wish Steve the very best of luck and happy sailing!!