ANGIE REDHEAD - WISTA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2014
Cruise and Operations Manager Liverpool Cruise Terminal.
She is dynamic, hard worker, has a vision. Angie is unique in her field. With her human and down to earth quality she will be an excellent worldwde Ambassador for WISTA.
Under her guidance, Liverpool Cruise Terminal has since being opened in 2007 restored the city’s prestigious position on the international cruise map.
Press article from LIVERPOOL ECHO
Liverpool Cruise Terminal's manager has won one of the world’s top shipping awards after beating off rivals from 32 other countries.
Angie Redhead won the Women’s International Shipping & Trade Association (WISTA) Personality of the Year and is the first UK winner in 14 years.
WISTA is an international organisation for women managers in maritime businesses and also promotes the role of women in the cruise industry.
Angie won the UK stage last June and automatically progressed to the global ceremony and gained the title after submitting work summarising her background, achievements and cruise industry knowledge.
She will be presented with a specially commissioned crystal award at a London reception.
Angie said: “I’m extremely honoured, humbled and flattered to be named winner.
“It means a huge amount to me, not only because it’s voted for by people from within the maritime and trade sector, but because I’m delighted to bring the award home to Liverpool.
“The maritime sector in Liverpool can be challenging and demanding but I can honestly say, hand on heart, I never once felt I was entering into a man’s world.
“Through huge public support and partnership working within our maritime ‘village’ we have collectively made Liverpool Cruise Terminal the huge success it is today.
“There are exciting times ahead for the port in Liverpool and I hope that winning this award will raise the profile of genuine opportunities for young people and women in this demanding but very exciting work environment.
“I consider myself extremely lucky to do a job I genuinely love and for it to be acknowledged in this way.”
Maria Dixon, President, WISTA-UK, said: “We are all so happy that the International Award has returned to the UK after a 14 year absence.
“Angie has displayed all of the attributes one looks for in a winner, including excellent knowledge of the shipping industry, projecting a sense of belonging to the industry.
“She is a great communicator and will make an excellent ambassador for the principles of WISTA internationally.”
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “Angie is a well-deserved winner and I’m delighted she has taken this international title.
“This global recognition once again puts Liverpool and its cruise industry on the map and it’s a feather in the city’s cap that we have the International Personality of the Year in our midst.
“She is a hugely popular figure in the maritime industry and thanks to her work, and that of her team, they have helped make Liverpool a must-visit cruise destination.
“Next year is a huge year for the waterfront with Cunard’s 175th anniversary here and the Cruise Liner Terminal will play a central role in these celebrations.
“I’m sure Angie and the rest of the team will out-do themselves once again as the eyes of the world are on Liverpool for a series of very special events.”