Chair of trustees
Kevin George is the Chair of the Red Funnel Group, having previously been the CEO for 5 years. He is also a Business Director of the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership and leads its marine and maritime interests. He is also a Chair of industry body, Discover Ferries. Kevin’s early career was in aviation where he held senior positions in British Airways and was the CEO of Monarch Airlines in its heyday.
Prior to becoming a Trustee of UKSA, Kevin was Chair of Governors of the Isle of Wight Studio School.
A keen sailor, Kevin’s knowledge of UKSA was initially as a sailing school. However, when he came to the Isle of Wight in 2014 he soon became interested and involved in the charitable work of the organisation. In 2015, UKSA was Red Funnel’s first Charity of the Year which in turn led to the start of the ‘Test the Water’ programme for Isle of Wight year 6 students.
In 2019 Kevin accepted the role of Chair of Trustees of UKSA. He says he took the role, because as much as he admires the fantastic work that has been achieved in recent years, he is keen to help the organisation develop, so that it can improve its financial performance, and in doing so make the transformational changes in young peoples’ lives through ‘Sea Change’ available to even more of those in need of help.