RED FUNNEL’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE JOINS THE BOARD AT SAGA CRUISES

Red Funnel’s Chief Executive Officer, Fran Collins, has been appointed as the newest member of Saga’s Cruise Board.

Fran will be providing counsel to Saga in addition to her role as Chief Executive Officer of Red Funnel, where she is committed to keeping the Isle of Wight connected all year round and responsible for all aspects of strategic delivery as well as the day-to-day performance of the company.

Holding an independent Non-Executive Director role is typical for many Chief Executives and Senior Directors and it ensures businesses are able to access impartiality, independence and specialist knowledge and benefit from external guidance.

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As a part-time Non-Executive Director, Fran will provide strategic support to Saga Cruises, which currently operates 2 boutique cruise vessels to provide world-class cruising and specialised products and services for people over 50.

Commenting on her appointment, Fran said:

“In building a successful recovery for Red Funnel, collaboration across our industry is essential.

“This strategic, non-executive role with Saga will not reduce my focus on my role as CEO of Red Funnel; rather, it will allow me to bring complementary skills and support to both companies from different perspectives. Being part of Saga’s Cruise Board will support our partnerships within the travel and shipping industries and I am delighted to support Saga as it enters the next stage in its transformation.”

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Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Won’t be long before Saga is running only 1 ship and people turning up for their cruise will be told sorry essential crew member is unavailable so please wait for the next sailing

Fred Nerk
Fred Nerk
1 month ago

Well … maybe we could now borrow a cruse ship when our ferry’s are out of action?

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
1 month ago

so, whilst red funnel slowly sinks into a bigger mess than it already is, she has prepared and got one foot into her own personal Saga lifeboat. The rat leaving the sinking ship springs to mind.

she should not be spending time on other roles – she should be fully focused on being the CEO at red funnel, not a part time CEO, who will be even less effective than she already is.

Jane
Jane
1 month ago

I should worry more about providing a decent ferry service to the Isle of Wight before you worry about anything else ! At the moment we have the worst performing ferry services for the highest prices! Cancelled services because of lack of maintenance and poor staff performance including restrictions by the maritime agency from past misdemeanours ! What you think that this is the correct person to join Saga ? I think not !!

Bob Tanner
Bob Tanner
1 month ago

So matching curtains and cushions now for a fresher experience?

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Wow, beggars belief how people can get these jobs. It appears failure isn’t an issue. No wonder this country has been sold off for a quick buck when our business leaders are rewarded for incompetence.

 

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