Simon Grainge

Simon Grainge

Simon was appointed as Chief Executive of ISWAN in June 2021. In a previous life, Simon was a Police Officer for 20 years before moving into the charity sector where he gained substantial experience of leading organisations working in the fields of homelessness and poverty reduction. Simon has also worked in international development in the disability sector, leading programmes in Nepal and Pakistan.

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Seafarer welfare in a changing world

During the 2023 Crew Welfare Week, Mr. Simon Grainge, Chief Executive, ISWAN, highlighted that crew welfare now has a higher profile as a result of the pandemic but we must not lose our focus on this important issue. Seafarers of the future will need to cope with the demands of more technology and smaller crews so good quality welfare remains crucial to the future of seafaring and has important implications for recruitment and retention, he explained.

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