Fran Collins joined Red Funnel as CEO in June 2018, having spent over 20 years in the merchant marine industry.
Fran’s early career was at sea where she qualified with both Deck and Engineer licences, serving on various vessel types, particularly oil & gas. In 2002 she joined Condor Ferries as Chief Officer, and subsequently became Condor’s first female Master.
In 2008 Fran transferred into shore-based management, and since then has continued to develop her career through several executive roles which have included operational management, customer services and the delivery of strategic projects. Fran is committed to improving safety and risk management throughout the industry.
Outside work, Fran is a keen showjumper and keeps her horses at home in Dorset.