Introducing Sussanah Gooch

January 18, 2024

With approximately 20 years working in procurement and supplier management with a global manufacturing organisation, Susannah brings commercial experience and insights to Whitstable Maritime as it begins its next stage of development. Working with very diverse teams in multiple countries, Susannah has been responsible for leading procurement teams which partner with both manufacturing and R&D. She is also a keen sailor and member of Whitstable Yaught Club.
Being in love with The Bubble for over 15 years, Susannah is excited to join Whitstable Maritime. She says: “Completing the restoration of the Whitstable Oyster Yawl will be a key milestone and help bring Whitstable’s fantastic marine heritage to life. Broadening the experience for visitors which includes training programmes, builds on an already-established artistic element and reinforces environmental and sustainability activities … whilst helping promote local businesses. What a great combination”!

Gordon, former Chairperson, commented. “There is inevitably an element of risk in a change of Chairperson but we are delighted with the appointment of Susannah who has the right set of skills and attributes to successfully lead the Charity in its next phase of development. The future is bright!