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.
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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