News: New Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP welcomes Women in Maritime Taskforce

Nusrat Ghani

New Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP, has welcomed the establishment of Maritime UK’s ‘Women in Maritime’ Taskforce.

Ghani, only the second woman to hold the Department for Transport portfolio for the UK’s £40bn maritime sector, said:

“I am delighted to see Maritime UK taking action to attract more women into our maritime industries, and I welcome this taskforce as an important first step.

“In the autumn, the Government challenged maritime leaders, businesses and colleges to find ways of increasing the number of women in the sector, and it is great to see them respond in this way.

“There is a fantastic wealth and breadth of career opportunities in maritime, and I am determined to see more women accessing these.”