St. Mary’s Island Resident Association (SMIRA) represents the island residents and makes sure their voice is heard in all matters concerning life on the island. SMIRA is a voluntary organisation that works closely with various organisations, agencies and businesses in the local area.

SMIRA is also a company limited by guarantee, governed by Articles of Association.



All current Directors are volunteers who live on St Mary's Island (SMI) and give up their time to run SMIRA and represent resident views.


SMIRA rotates its Board Chair and Chris Reynolds became SMIRA Chair on 5 December 2019. The current SMIRA Board includes:


Director and Chair: Chris Reynolds  (Joined October 2019)

Director and Treasurer: Yvonne Bishop (Joined December 2018)

Director and Company Secretary: John Tower (Joined March 2019)

Director: Mandy Samrai (Joined December 2018)

Director: Melanie Carr (Joined July 2020)

Director: Jade Jones (Joined July 2020)

Director: Scott Parkin (Joined July 2020)

Director: Mona Koshkouei (Joined August 2020)

Director: Malcolm Gray (Joined September 2020)


As well as Directors on its own Board, SMIRA also holds two positions on the Chatham Maritime Trust (CMT) Board. Chatham Maritime Trust Board Members:


Mandy Samrai & Yvonne Bishop


To become a SMIRA member is easy, please use the register button at the top right of the screen. For further information on membership click here.

Resident Involvement

SMIRA also has a network of resident volunteers who undertake a number of key roles as part of its resident involvement structure.

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