Giles Williams

Giles Williams, who was a very good friend to Port Navas, died unexpectedly on September 9th.

Giles was a partner at KPMG in London. Their chairman described him as “one of the world’s leading experts on financial services regulation” and “the ‘go to’ adviser for the major financial institutions, regulators and governments”. He was also a born and bred Cornishman who loved this part of the county and was committed to making a difference here.

Giles at this year's Port Navas Regatta

Giles at this year’s Port Navas Regatta

Two years ago Giles acquired the Port Navas Yacht Club. His intention was to preserve an iconic local institution that he, and his family and friends, so enjoyed.

Giles was also a keen supporter of the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust. The HRCST is dedicated to providing the opportunity for children in local schools to sail and kayak single-handed, discover love and respect for the sea, gain confidence for life and accelerate academic learning. His family have asked that any donations in his memory are made to the HRCST. You can find out more at hrcst.org.uk/giles-williams.

Giles had many friends around Constantine and Port Navas. They, and his family, will miss him.