The Mission to Seafarers (MtS) welcomes two new colleagues to its International Headquarters in London to facilitate and strengthen its international engagement strategy through communication and corporate partnerships. The two newly-created positions of Communication Manager and Head of Corporate Fundraising have been assumed by Alexander Preston and John Graham respectively.

Alexander is a maritime communications expert who has worked closely with ship owners, managers, p&I clubs, classifications societies and regulators for the past five years. Speaking of this new role, Alexander said, “I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with MtS in Singapore before, and having worked closely with ship owners and managers, I understand the importance of the role MtS plays within the industry. As the industry moves to become more interconnected, communication plays an integral part of the industry’s innovation strategy. I look forward to working closely with colleagues around the world to enhance MtS’ global presence and to strengthen its impact on seafarers’ wellbeing.”

John brings a wealth of experience in the third sector, having led business development and corporate teams at a renowned industry-based charity and looks forward to playing a vital role in developing corporate partnerships at MtS. He will also play an integral part of the charity’s engagement strategy by working closely with corporate supporters to lead discussion and solutions into the welfare of seafarers. On his appointment, John said, “Our corporate partners support the Mission's important work around the world. As Head of Corporate Fundraising, I look forward to getting to know our corporate friends old and new - working with them collaboratively to design innovative and rewarding partnerships which communicate our shared passion for the industry.”  

Welcoming her two new team members, Director of Development, Jan Webber, said: “Its excellent to have these two talented individuals on the team. Their experience will greatly support the global objective of MtS and I look forward to working closely with them as the charity builds on its influence in the global debate of seafarers’ welfare.”