IMHR 2018


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Human Rights at Sea announces second speaker for the 2018 International Maritime Human Rights Conference



29 October 2018, Fishmongers’ Hall, London, UK

Human Rights at Sea are pleased to present the next speaker on their programme for the 2018 International Maritime Human Rights Conference, Sandra Welch. Sandra will be participating in session 4 of the conference, speaking on 'Crew engagement: tools and initiatives to create a better working environment'.

Sandra Welch is the Deputy CEO of the Sailors’ Society. She  joined the maritime charity just over four year ago as Director of Programme. Two years ago she was promoted to Deputy CEO. Prior to this she worked for The Salvation Army for almost 20 years. Sandra initially trained as a music teacher, later read Theology at the University of Aberdeen as well as gaining a Masters Degree in Human Resource management. 

She brings versatility and depth of experience to her position at Sailors’ Society having occupied a variety of senior roles, including Assistant Projects Secretary for The Salvation Army’s community development projects in Southern Africa, working in Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho, Director of Personnel and more recently as International Editor-in-Chief and Editor of three international periodicals.

She joined the Sailors’ Society at an exciting time when the charity was expanding and innovating its welfare programme by improving the way in which it served seafarers through the use of digital media to provide continuity of care. The Society continues to branch out into new areas to help where there is no provision for those who make their living at sea, growing the number of ports in which it operates, and deepening and developing existing and new community projects.

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Morag Davies