Women in Maritime Taskforce
Maritime UK has established a Taskforce to address fairness, equality and inclusion within the maritime sector.
The Taskforce brings together leaders from across the maritime sector to identify practical steps to increase the number of women in maritime, and crucially within senior roles across its shipping, ports, marine and business services industries.
Achieving a balanced workforce at all levels in the maritime sector will undoubtedly improve culture, behaviour, outcomes, profitability and productivity.
During London International Shipping Week, then Maritime Minister Rt Hon John Hayes MP called for industry to address gender imbalance in the sector. Government are represented on the Taskforce.
The Taskforce will make a series of recommendations and utilise best practice from other sectors that have taken similar action.
Sue Terpilowski, Chair of the Taskforce, said:
“The need for fairness, equality and inclusion is clearer than ever and the maritime sector must embrace diversity because it’s the right thing to do.
“Equally there is a strong business case for action.
“The OECD has estimated that equalising the role of men and women in the labour market could increase GDP by 10% by 2030.
“There are women of all ages and abilities wanting to be a part of our maritime future and we must make sure we don’t waste any more time in not addressing this issue."
|Sue Terpilowski||WISTA UK|
|Sarah Dhanda||British Marine|
|Karen Waltham||HR Consulting, Spinnaker|
|Ruth Hodgson||Mersey Maritime|
|Anne-Marie Mountifield||Solent LEP|
|Lucy Armstrong||Port of Tyne|
|Nicky Goldsbrough||Shoreham Port|
|Justine Brown||DP World|
|Kirsi Tikka||American Bureau of Shipping|
|Nicola d’Hubert||Lloyd's Register|
|Julie Lithgow||Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers|
|Bridget Hogan||Nautical Institute|
|Laura Terry||Carnival UK|
|Holly Birkett||UK Chamber of Shipping|
|Nicola Good||IHS Fairplay|
|Helen Kelly||Lloyd's List|
|Barbara Buczek||Port of Dover|
|Amanda Willis||Peel Ports|
|Carol Howle||BP Shipping|
|Andrew Moffat||Port of Tyne|
|Sara Walsh||British Ports Association|
|Susan Emma Cloggie-Holden||RFA|