Red Funnel signs Women in Maritime pledge

13 March 2020

Isle of White ferry operator Red Funnel has signed the Women in Maritime pledge, saying it intends to achieve chartership by June 2020.

The chartership, developed by Maritime UK, aims to address gender equality in maritime roles, challenging companies to make progress on fairness, diversity and inclusion.

The company has already taken explicit steps towards chartership, offering more flexible working options for women and offering company enhanced maternity pay after two years' service.

This month, Red Funnel Group also attained executive board gender equality when it appointed Leanna Lakes as Operations Director, joining CEO and fellow Master Mariner, Fran Collins, and HR Director, Debbie Reed, to make up a 50% female executive board of directors.