Staff and Trustees


Jane started work with the Trust in 2018, becoming Trust Manager in 2019. She is kept very busy with in this role and is ably assisted by Rosie Knight who joined the Trust as Office Administrator in 2020.

When not working, Jane can often be found at motor racing events where she is a MSUK Clerk of the Course.


Antony joined the Trust in 2007 as part of the maintenance team. His responsibilities have grown over the years, and now he is the Trust’s Maintenance Manager. Working for the Trust is very demanding on him his main responsibilities are to deal with and manage our property maintenance needs. With his high work load, Antony is still able to finds time to offer his service to the town as a retained fire fighter, something the Trust fully supports. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family and playing his banjo with a local band.


Anthony’s colleague who works closely with him is Bill Friend.

Bill has been a full time member of the Maintenance Team since July 2018, having worked part time for the previous 12 months. From the start of the 2018 summer season, Bill took on the main responsibility for the beach and prom areas. This led to many comments on social media as to how good both the areas looked, something Bill is very proud of.




Andy Bishop was born on the Rame Peninsular and has lived in Looe for most of his life. He attended both Looe Junior and Secondary schools. He is married to local girl Alison and has two grown up children. He has worked for Devenport Dockyard for 42 years and is still employed as a Commissioning Engineer. He joined the Trust in 2009.

“I love the Wooldown, it’s a little piece of countryside minutes from the centre of Looe. I loved being up there as a child and still do to this day. I joined the Trust to help preserve this and the Town’s other assets for future generations to be able to enjoy them like I have.”


Brian Galipeau has served as a Trustee, Vice Chair and Chair of the Trust. Looe was home-from-home for Brian for thirty years before he and Beth moved to Old Barbican Cottage in 1999. They have two married children and four grandchildren. A Caradon District Councillor for Looe from 2003 to 2009 Brian has always been driven by the need to improve the economy of the town, and to preserve its heritage, especially by protecting the Conservation Area. Served for eight years as Hon. Treasurer for Looe RNLI, he is a keen photographer, trains two labradors.

“I jumped at the chance to serve as a Trustee to help keep some of the town’s most historic assets safe for the future, and serve the charitable purposes of the Trust. I also want to do what I can to draw our various town organisations into working closer together for the benefit of all.”


Phil Gibson, a local businessman, has previously served as Chair and Vice Chair and is the Trust’s longest serving Trustee.


John Warne joined the Trust in 2009 and was the Chairman from February 2011 until October 2017. Having been born in Pensilva, attended Liskeard Grammar School and with relatives in the area, he has a long and close association with Looe. John spent most of his working years in Whitehall and retired in 2002 as Director General at the Home Office. He was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2000 for services to the public. John and his wife, Elaine, had no doubt that they would spend their retirement years in Looe. They count themselves as fortunate to be able to do so and feel very much part of the local community.

“I had a bit of spare time on my hands (it doesn’t feel like that now!) and was looking to do some voluntary work when the opportunity to join the Trust arose. It is my modest way of putting something back into a town that has given me and my family so much pleasure over the years.”


Having been in the local area for over 12 years but only recently moving into East Looe in June 2018. I wanted to give something back to the local community and when I saw the vacancy to become a Trustee I jumped at the chance! I am involved in the Agricultural industry as a Director of an Agricultural Merchant business. This should come in handy with regards to the beach tractor! I look forward to my time of being a Trustee on East Looe Town Trust.


Sam became a trustee in 2021. He has lived in Looe for all his life – only barring his years at the University of Exeter studying & researching Human Behaviour and Sustainable Development. Sam is also a Founding Partner of a Looe based environmentally-positive artisanal recycling business.

“My family is happy to have called Looe home for generations. I hope to help the trust in its efforts to safeguard our local environment and continue promoting the built heritage for future generations”.