Meet the Board


A number of local people have contributed to the development of Carmarthen Bay Ferries CIC. The current directors are Kenton Morgan (Chair), Celia Strange, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Charles Etty-Leal and Mark Foxton. Carmarthen Bay Ferries is always looking to expand the number of directors. We welcome applications from people with an interest in sustaining this ancient ferry service and providing boat access to the beautiful Tywi Estuary and Carmarthen Bay, Carmarthenshire's, foremost coastal attraction.

Current Directors


Kenton Morgan (Chair)

A native of Ferryside, Kenton is one of the founding directors of the company. In 2017, he and Les Jones (dec.) were largely responsible for writing the successful grant proposal which resulted in the Coastal Communities Fund awarding Carmarthen Bay Ferries £300,000 to reinstate the ferry.  Kenton began sailing on the Tywi estuary at the age of 7 as a junior member of the Ferryside Sailing Club. He is often aboard Glansteffan giving a personal version the history and ecology of the estuary. He edited Two Sides of the Tide, transcripts of 19th and early twentieth century newspaper reports about the ferry. He is still passionate about sailing and has recently become a commercially certified skipper.

Kenton is the current Chair of Carmarthen Bay Ferries and previously held the role from 2017-2022.

Celia Strange 

Celia was born and brought up in north London but came to west Wales in 1975 as part of a wave of idealistic incomers seeking an “alternative” lifestyle of communal living and self-sufficiency. Having experience in nursing and midwifery she also taught for some time for the National Childbirth Trust.

Leaving the NHS behind, and combined with raising their five children, she and her husband set up and ran a legal practice in Carmarthen, eventually retiring and moving to Llansteffan where Celia became involved near the start of the Glansteffan project.

Andrew Kirkpatrick

Andrew was born and raised in South Wales and moved to the Carmarthen area after living in South America for a number of years.  He has experience in Financial Services, IT, education and third sector projects.  Andrew likes to spend time with his bonkers cat Jasper, be amongst trees, mountains or anywhere with large expanses of water, cycling, walking (anywhere but a shopping mall) and listening to Radio 4.

Andrew previously held the role of Chair (October 2022 - October 2023).

Charles Etty-Leal 

Charles is responsibile for the repair and maintenance of the Glansteffan Ferry. He spent most of his life working in farming and agricultural, horticultural and garden machinery repairs. He retired in 2013.

He then spent the next 7 years as a support worker, for people with various disabilities, on a care farm near Abercych.

He moved to Ferryside at the end of 2019 and having settled in, has become involved with various enterprises within the village. He is a Trustee of the Ferryside Social Enterprise Group (FSEG),  a member of The Mens Shed and helps out at The Repair Cafe when he can.

Mark Foxton

Mark joined as director in March 2024. He has been a regular skipper on Glansteffan since July 2022 and will continue to helm the ferry and work with the current board to continue the great service that it brings to the community and visitors to Carmarthenshire.

Mark gave up full time work as a Building Services Engineer in 2021 but keeps himself busy including roles as a Support Worker for a charity, local voluntary work and continuing to crew on Ferryside Lifeboat.

Previous Directors

Sean Hogan 2022

Rob Bamforth 2017-2020

Gerald Howells 2017

Dr David Hunter 2017-2019

Les Jones 2017-2021

Chris Jones 2017-2020

Mark Kessell 2017

Martin Smith 2018-2021

Zoe Woodruff 2018-2020