The late Peter Warwick (1949-2019)
Born in Malta to naval parents, and a former pupil of The Royal Naval School in Surrey, Kathy trained in French, Business and Computer Science before embarking on an interesting career in IT, leisure and tourism. She was appointed to the role of Director of The Trafalgar Way in January 2018, bringing her full circle to her earlier Royal Navy connections. Her background in building business partnerships, creating and running her own business and her love of games, fun and storytelling are elements she draws upon in developing The Trafalgar Way for future generations to enjoy.
Author of "News of Nelson" and "HMS Pickle, the Swiftest Ship in Nelson's Trafalgar Fleet"
Peter's research in the run-up to the 2005 bicentenary celebrations and the years since then has provided the historical foundation for the retelling of Lapenotiere's epic mission. His published works and his ongoing advice in forming The Trafalgar Way story have been invaluable to the team.
Kate cycled The Trafalgar Way in 2017 and, as a keen naval historian with a background in marketing and logistics, has been a great source of help with social media and content creation for The Trafalgar Way. Kate now works in maritime security and continues to further her naval history research, while sharing her love and deep knowledge of the subject in broadcasts, podcasts and on social media.
"My love of naval history began with a visit to HMS Victory aged 8. My parents bought me a book on Horatio Nelson and it spiralled from there. In fact, in 2012 he was my specialist subject on Mastermind! Now, I'm studying for an MA in History, focusing on the Royal Navy in the eighteenth century.
In 2005, as a Sea Cadet, I was part of some of The Trafalgar Way plaque unveilings and in 2017 I cycled the Way, so now know its history (and hills!) like the back of my hand. I was amazed whilst cycling how many people had never heard of The Trafalgar Way, or even seen the plaques in their town, and so I spent a lot of time chatting to everyone I could about the history behind it, both in person and online.
Lapenotiere's journey really is an incredible story and I feel very privileged to be a part of this project!"