Message posted on behalf of Peter Swift, Chairman of Sailors’ Society, UK

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am delighted to announce that Sara Baade joins us today as Sailors’ Society’s new CEO. I am sure that you will join me in welcoming Sara to the Society and wishing her every success in her new position.

While we have witnessed several changes in recent months, including the effects of Covid-19, we remain strong in our aims to provide comfort and support to the world’s seafarers and their families – be it at home, in port or at sea. With Sara’s leadership and your experience, enthusiasm and commitment, we will build on our strengths together and move forwards to a bright future.

Once she has had a chance to settle in, I am sure that Sara will be in contact with everyone either directly or through our different communication channels and that she will be anxious to hear your thoughts and views and to share hers.

As a Board, we thank you all for what you do for the Society, for without you we could not deliver the welfare and well-being services that seafarers and their families depend on and which make a real difference to so many of them.