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Diversity & inclusion

Spinnaker has long been a champion of diversity and inclusion within the shipping industry. Managing Director Teresa Peacock is Membership Secretary of WISTA UK and sits on the All Party Parliamentary Group for Women and Work. Karen Waltham, Managing Director, chairs the Total Reward workstream of the Women in Maritime Taskforce and has led significant research into the gender pay gap via our salary benchmarking. 

Spinnaker also partners with Diversity & Ability (DnA) which supports cultural shifts in the workplace to allow everyone of all backgrounds and abilities to thrive. 

In 2019 Spinnaker was awarded Maritime UK’s Diversity Award which reflected our work to promote diversity and inclusion via our leadership development programmes, at the annual Maritime HR conference and through our gender pay gap analysis for the industry.

Gender Pay

Since 6 April 2017 employers in Great Britain with more than 250 employees have been required by law to report the following four types of figures annually on their own website and to UK government:

  • Gender pay gap (mean and median averages)
  • Gender bonus gap (mean and median averages)
  • Proportion of men and women receiving bonuses
  • Proportion of men and women in each quartile of the organisation’s pay structure

The Maritime HR Association, of which Spinnaker is secretariat, began collecting gender data as part of the annual salary survey process in 2016 to gain an understanding of the gender pay gap within UK maritime, compare this to the UK as a whole and monitor gender diversity within the sector generally.

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