The Danny is run by a team of approximately 100 volunteers, from all backgrounds and with all kinds of life skills and experiences. Their efforts are steered by a board of 12 trustees, and 1 full time and 2 part time employees.
Keith Levin is a retired Solicitor and Immigration Judge. Keith was born in Liverpool and following his retirement in 2015 he began volunteering on the Daniel Adamson and joined the board of Trustees a year later.
Keith is a volunteer engineer and is often found in the engine room on steaming days and maintenance days alike. Keith can also be found above water in the clouds as he holds a private pilot’s licence, another passion of his.
The Danny is managed on a day to basis by Andrea Ward, Director of the Society. Andrea joined the Society in 2016 after working in marine operations at Mersey Ferries for 25 years. Her experience in the planning and logistics around operating a vessel compliment those of the rest of the staff team. Andrea has successfully overseen the final stages of the Danny's return to active service including the issue and continued renewal of her licence to carry passengers under steam, the transformation of her volunteer force from a wonderful crew of mavericks dedicated to saving the Danny, to a wonderful professional team dedicated to now bringing her to the public.
Our Learning & Participation Manager
Cathriona Bourke joined the Danny in 2015 as the restoration was in the final months. She has worked in the education, cultural and arts sectors for 20 years. From an early career teaching adults returning to education, running creative learning sessions with children in a variety of settings and teaching university students, she moved into arts and culture after completing a community arts qualification in Liverpool. She worked as young people's programme manager at FACT [Foundation for Art and Creative Technology] in Liverpool, and youth and community programme curator at Tate Liverpool between 2007 - 2015, before coming on board the Danny project. If you work with a family, youth or community group who would like to find out more or get involved with The Danny, please get in touch [email protected]
Our Marketing Manager
Georgia Hayes came to the Danny in 2015, having trained and worked as a newspaper journalist and then with a wealth of experience in the tourism sector having worked nationally for a hotel management company as The Group Marketing Manager.
In addition, Georgia has experience working within marketing agencies handling projects for tourist boards and attractions before moving towards the heritage and museum industry.