October 02, 2023

New Director Temi Binitie Joins The Seafarers’ Charity 

The Seafarers’ Charity is delighted to welcome Temi Binitie who joins our charity this week as our new Business Development Director.

Temi will be developing and implementing a fundraising strategy to develop new income streams to support the Charity's funding of maritime welfare charities that support the safety and welfare of people working at sea.

Temi has extensive commercial shipping and industry experience at an international level. In her new role as Business Development Director she will be using her experience and long-standing relationships in the maritime sector to build strong partnerships to boost The Seafarers’ Charity's ability to deliver even greater support to help maritime welfare charities to support seafarers. Each year the Charity awards at least £2m in grant funding to support maritime welfare services.

Photo credit: Colin Whyman

Temi describes herself as a passionate advocate for the maritime sector and dedicated to advancing it through increased visibility. She is looking forward to promoting and connecting The Seafarers’ Charity to a wider commercial maritime audience.

When asked how she felt about her new role, Temi said, 'I see my role as strengthening existing, and building new and innovative, bridges between key industry stakeholders and the Charity. I am looking forward to helping The Seafarers’ Charity develop their ground-breaking programmes of work and more importantly, to achieve greater funding to support their ambition of doing even more to improve the safety and welfare of seafarers.'

Commenting upon the appointment, Paul Butterworth, Chair of the General Council of The Seafarers’ Charity said, 'On behalf of the Trustees, I am thrilled to welcome Temi to The Seafarers’ Charity. Over the last three years, the Charity has been on a journey of transformation. Temi's appointment is the latest step in this process and we look forward to benefiting from her deep knowledge and network from within the maritime and shipping sector, both in the UK and elsewhere.'