Sunseeker Announces Executive Committee
Published: Thursday, 25 June 2015
Sunseeker announces the creation of an Executive Committee to help drive excellence, efficiency and profitable growth across the business.
(Sunseeker Predator 68)
After joining the group in January, CEO Phil Popham plans to set Sunseeker on the course to strengthen its position as the number one global brand for luxury performance motor yachts.
“I’m delighted to be working with this strengthened executive team to achieve Sunseeker’s ambitious growth plans,” says Popham. “As an industry leading, world-renowned British brand, we are extremely well placed to take advantage of recovering markets in the Americas, renewed optimism in Europe and exciting opportunities in the Middle and Far East.”
The team will place a clear focus on new product innovation and model development aligned to world-class manufacturing and support services across the business.
(Sunseeker CEO Phil Popham)
Committee members will be responsible for driving continuous improvement in the group’s new model development programme, design & engineering, production, financial performance, HR, customer service, legal and sales capabilities.
Founder Robert Braithwaite will continue to support the business and advise the executive team, contributing his many years of knowledge and experience.
“We’re continuing to grow our distributor network with new appointments throughout the world whilst here in the UK we’re investing to improve our facilities which will house our latest generation of yachts to include four new models within the next 12 months alone,” says Popham.
(Sunseeker 75 Yacht)
The group retains strong financial backing and support from its Chinese strategic shareholder Wanda Group, which remains fully committed to the long-term development of this quintessentially British brand and to maintaining production at its current facilities in Poole, England.
The new Executive Committee will comprise:
Phil Popham - Chief Executive Officer
Hugues Jacquin - Chief Financial Officer
Sean Robertson - Sales & Marketing Director
John Braithwaite - Product Development Director
Thomas Klein - Operations Director
Clive Harrop - Director of Industrial Strategy
Jonathan Macklin - Quality & Customer Service Director
Sian Thomas - HR Director
Adrian Powell - General Counsel & Company Secretary