New Fleet & Technical Director Appointed

21-08-2014 Mark Slawson OBE appointed as new Fleet & Technical Director

Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mark Slawson OBE as Fleet and Technical Director with effect from 15th September 2014.

Mark is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers and was awarded an OBE in the 2013 New Year’s Honours in recognition of his achievements in improving technical training within the Armed Forces.

His previous roles included Commandant of the Defence Technical College, the organisation responsible for UK-wide engineering training, as well as 30 years of senior marine engineering experience with the Royal Navy.  He acquired a high level of management experience as Commanding Officer of  HMS Sultan in Gosport and as Head of the MOD’s Fleet Customer Support Team. Previous roles included Superintendent of Fleet Maintenance at HM Naval Base, Portsmouth and substantial sea-going experience, including as the Senior Engineer Officer onboard the Royal Navy’s warship HMS Ocean.

Mark joins Red Funnel at an exciting time as the business continues to grow. His significant project management knowledge and experience in organisational development will be invaluable as the Company plans for future vessel and terminal upgrades.

Kevin George, Red Funnel CEO commented “We are delighted that Mark is joining the team as his skills and experience will be invaluable in helping to improve both our operational efficiency and further developing our already high standards of service”.