Meet the Trustees

Harbour Place Trustees:

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown (Chair)

Andrew is a highly experienced Finance Director and Entrepreneur having spent over 20 years in the ports and logistics sector, jointly heading up a business with 150 employees. He brings significant experience in Strategic and Financial Planning, Corporate Governance, Insurance and Risks, HR, Contract and Property transactions and Business Acquisitions and Disposals.

Having disposed of previous business interests, Andrew now gives his time to projects which are charitable, community focused or in support of local businesses.

Andrew is a working Chair at Harbour Place and works closely with our Project Director Robin Barr on strategic and fundraising projects.

Andrew is married with 4 children.


Jane Eatock (Deputy Chair)

Jane is a partner at Wilkin Chapman Solicitors and has been a specialist Employment Lawyer for over 25 years.

Jane has particular expertise in handling the employment aspects of major restructuring and retendering projects, TUPE transfers and redundancy exercises for large corporates, health trusts and local authorities. She advises trustees, governors and directors across the public and third sectors, with a focus on adult social care, social enterprises and education. Her public sector experience has given her an in-depth knowledge of safeguarding issues and the difficulties experienced by vulnerable communities in accessing appropriate services for support.

For the past 10 years Jane has held a part time judicial appointment as Assistant Coroner for Grimsby and North Lincolnshire, a role which has further brought into focus the need for partnership working across drug and alcohol abuse and mental health services to support those in need. This triggered Jane’s interest in supporting Harbour Place and the very valuable work it does within our community.

Jane lives her partner Roger and their two children.


Cllr Stan Shreeve (Treasurer)

Stan is an Elected Conservative member of North East Lincolnshire Council and also a stakeholder Trustee of the local Citizens Advice Bureau.

Son of Skipper Stan Shreeve, he is a Grimsby man who spent his formative years living in the West Marsh.  Educated at Macaulay Street Juniors and Technical Secondary, Stan went on to qualify as an accountant and general manager developing a career in the food industry and latterly in business services.

Now semi-retired Stan has vast  experience at board level in both the private and public sectors.  Stan has experience of evaluating, funding, integrating and reorganising businesses and has worked with venture capitalists and financial institutions. Stan has also gained considerable experience of pan-European management and reorganisation within a culturally diverse business.

Married with 3 children, 2 step children and 5 grandchildren.


Cllr Steve Beasant Trustee of Harbour Place Grimsby

Cllr Steve Beasant

Steve is a Liberal Democrat councillor for the East Marsh Ward and was first elected to serve the local residents in 2003 - he describes himself as a 'Community Politician'.

Having lived on the East Marsh for over 40 years, Steve is passionate about improving the life and welfare of the people in that community.

Steve is a great champion of Harbour Place within the East Marsh and, in turn brings an extremely useful perspective to our Board.



Alan Burley

Alan works at YMCA Grimsby. He was born and raised in the area and sees his role as a Trustee of Harbour Place as giving something back to the area that he is so proud of.  Alan is passionate about the services that Harbour Place provides.

The skills and knowledge that he has learnt from his life experiences help to support Harbour Place in a wide variety of ways.


Jo Hodson

Jo is an Architect who has worked in the private and public sector in Lincolnshire for over 25 years and now runs an architectural and development company in Caistor with her son in law. She is a Director of an architectural practice in Cleethorpes and has been involved in urban regeneration as well as unique private developments.

She has supported and worked with a number of local charities at board level and was a board member at Shoreline Housing Partnership when it transferred from North East Lincolnshire Council Ownership.

Jo has enjoyed teaching and examining the Architectural courses at numerous universities including Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, Nottingham, Leeds Met, and Huddersfield over the last 30 years and has mentored and worked with young people throughout her career.

Jo lives with her husband. They have four daughters who have all left home, and also a grandson.


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