Sandra joined Seafarers Hospital Society in 2020 at an interesting and exciting time in its history as it moved towards its bicentenary in 2021. Initially trained as a music teacher, Sandra later gained a Theology Degree at the University of Aberdeen, as well as gaining a master’s degree in human resource management. She brings versatility and depth of experience to Seafarers Hospital Society, having occupied a variety of senior roles, including six years at Sailors’ Society, initially as director of programme and then chief operating officer with overall responsibility for the creation and development of crew welfare and wellbeing programmes and community development projects for seafaring communities in 26 countries.
Presenting at Crew Welfare Week (20 to 22 June 2023), Sandra Welch, CEO of the Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS), offered seafarers advice on how to empower themselves via a holistic and preventative approach to physical health and wellbeing.Read more
Mrs. Sandra Welch, CEO, Seafarers Hospital Society notes that the pandemic made everyone re-evaluate their lives and prioritise taking better care of themselves. When it comes to maritime industry, she encourages more stakeholders to actively support health promotion activities for seafarers and suggests key actions to support crew physical and mental health.Read more
Mrs. Sandra Welch, CEO, Seafarers Hospital Society, makes an assessment of 2021 and shares her message for the new year across the global maritime community.Read more
Mrs Sandra Welch, CEO at Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) reveals key highlights of a landmark study on seafarers’ health and safety onboard to highlight priorities for the industry in order to improve maritime health initiatives.Read more
In our special column this time, we are pleased to host an interview with Sandra Welch, who is the Chief Operating Officer of Sailors' Society, an International charity providing a personal lifeline for merchant seafarers.Read more