Meet The Team

Tom Felce – Director

Tom is a qualified Marine Biologist and has worked as a marine mammal science for 17 years. He took over the running of Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch in 2007 and is the head of our research department.

Ian Wilcock – Chairman

Ian joined Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch in 2009 as a volunteer aboard our old survey vessel Grampus owned by the founder John Galpin (Galps). In 2010 at the request of Galps he qualified as a Day Skipper after doing the R.Y.A course. He retired in 2008 from my own successful company and brings to the charity a wide knowledge of business skills, enthusiasm for wildlife and time.

Jen Adams – Outreach and Education Officer

Jen has worked in environmental education for 8 years. She joined the team in 2012 as a research assistant and returned the following year to set up the outreach and education department.

Committee members and other notible helpers 

Chris Kelly- Vice chairman, website designer and technical support

Karen Owen-  Secretary

Louise Chhetri- Treasurer 

Matt Dean – Boat expert/skipper

We would like to thank the following organisations for supporting our work through financial support and partnerships:


Special thanks to the Scheinberg Family