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Ben Bailey
Director of Advocacy and Regional Engagement at Mission to Seafarers

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Ben Bailey is Director of Advocacy for The Mission to Seafarers – the international charity for merchant crews and their families. After training in London to be a journalist, Ben has spent his career to date working in international development, first with The Salvation Army, and for the past decade in various communications roles in the maritime welfare sector. Ben currently heads the advocacy and regional engagement team at the Mission’s International Headquarters based in London, and works with port operators and governments to create effective crew welfare services. A keen believer in giving seafarers a voice, Ben has been instrumental in reviving the Seafarers’ Happiness Index and is regularly involved in working with crews who have been abandoned or marginalised. In 2017 Ben was appointed Head of the ICMA Delegation to the UN’s IMO and in 2018 became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.