Saga has appointed Fran Collins as the newest member of its Cruise Board.
Collins will join the board of the over-50s specialist in addition to her role as chief executive officer of ferry company Red Funnel.
The newly-appointed non-executive director has more than 20 years of experience in the shipping and travel industry.
The appointment follows the resumption of Saga Cruises earlier in the year and the launch of Saga’s new boutique cruise ship Spirit of Adventure in July.
Before joining Red Funnel, Fran spent 16 years in a number of operational and management roles at Condor Ferries, having started her career as a cadet in the Merchant Navy.
Fran will replace Tom Allan on the Board of Saga Cruises, who will be retiring in the new year after serving 10 years in the role.
Nick Stace, chief executive officer of Saga Travel, said: “We’re delighted that Fran has agreed to join the Board of Saga Cruises. This comes at an incredibly exciting time for Saga as our strategy continues to drive simplicity, efficiency and growth in our business, and exceptional experiences to our guests. This appointment means we’re able to access Fran’s invaluable counsel as we continue in our strategy”.
Fran Collins, chief executive officer of Red Funnel and non-executive director, Saga Cruises, said: “I am proud to join Saga at such an exciting time in its journey and I look forward to working collaboratively with the Cruise Board as it continues to transform its business and provide world-class cruising which exceeds every guest’s expectation, every time they travel.”