The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, the Surrey-based charity which provides a care home and sheltered housing dedicated to the care and welfare of seafarers and their dependents, bids farewell to its CEO Commander Brian Boxall-Hunt after 17 years with the organisation.
The Society, which cares for more than 60 residents and tenants at its Banstead-based home Belvedere House, will welcome Captain David Dominy as its new CEO in the new year.
In his time at the helm of the Society, Commander Boxall-Hunt has overseen a range of projects at Belvedere House, including the development of a state-of-the-art dementia unit, an extensive renovation to the home, and the building of the North Field as a place for residents to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
From the age of 13, Commander Boxall-Hunt was a Sea Cadet, marking the beginning of a life connected as a leader at sea, in ships, and with seafarers. He was educated at the London Nautical School, which was followed by 35 distinguished years as a Seaman Officer and Warfare Specialist in the Royal Navy, during which he was honoured with an operational O.B.E. After leaving the Royal Navy, he took up the role as Chief Executive at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society in 2006.
Commander Brian Boxall-Hunt, says: “I have had a memorable 17 years leading the Society, and will miss seeing everyone on such a regular basis. While I have had the pleasure of everything from hosting visits from HRH The Princess Royal to the most recent large scale modernisation, my biggest highlight has been being able to support a team that offer high quality care to former seafarers and their dependants.”
Commander Boxall-Hunt’s successor Captain Dominy Royal Navy has spent 36 years leading and supporting sailors in the Royal Navy. Educated at Reed’s School in Cobham, he is a graduate of Britannia Royal Naval College, the Advanced Command and Staff Course and the Royal College of Defence Studies.
Captain Dominy joins the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society with a wealth of experience having worked across national, cultural and ideological boundaries. An effective communicator and proficient planner, he is comfortable with innovation, implementing change and managing risk.
Captain David Dominy, incoming CEO at the Royal Alfred says: “The opportunity to join an award-winning care home that is focussed on the care and welfare of seafarers’ and their dependents is one I am relishing. I look forward to working with the experienced Staff Team and Board of Trustees this year and beyond, with my focus being on picking up where Commander Boxall-Hunt has left off, and continuing to provide high quality care in line with the Royal Charter.”