National maritime charity appoints new chief executive

Written by Lauren Weymouth

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners’ Royal Benevolent Society has appointed Captain Justin Osmond RN as its new chief executive.

Osmond spent nearly 30 years in the Royal Navy as a fleet air arm engineer, before gaining experience across various senior leadership and management roles.

Since leaving the Royal Navy he has been providing leadership support for some of the cyber challenges facing the Ministry of Defence, whilst also dedicating a significant portion of his time to the voluntary sector, including the chairmanship of a charity supporting an orphanage in Uganda.

Commenting on his appointment, Osmond said: "The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has a long and distinguished history being one of the UK’s oldest maritime charities. It has been supporting merchant mariners, fishermen and their dependents in need for 179 years and I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve such a hugely important and frequently under-valued sector of UK society.”

Osmond replaces Commodore Malcolm Williams, who is retiring at the end of March after 14 years in post.

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