Richard Allen appointed Simpson Marine Group G.M.
Published: Thursday, 30 August 2018
Simpson Marine has announced that Richard Allen, previously Group Sales Director, has been appointed General Manager with immediate effect.
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Based in Hong Kong for the past six years, Allen has served as Sales Director overseeing the sales performance of all the Simpson activities for the past three years and before that was the Beneteau Group (Monte Carlo Yachts, Beneteau and Lagoon) Sales Manager at Simpson Marine.
His previous yacht sales and charter experience include 10 years with Ancasta International in the UK and four years with Sunsail.
“Richard has done a great job managing Monte Carlo Yachts, Beneteau and Lagoon sales throughout the company and more recently added Aquila Power Catamarans and Fairline Yachts to our product range. He is extremely well respected in the yacht industry and has expert knowledge of the yachts that we sell and has been a great help to all the team throughout the years. He is also one of our best sailors in the company with a long record of regattas and races in his log,” said Mike Simpson, Simpson Marine Managing Director.
In his new role as General Manager, Allen will be fully responsible for the management of all Simpson Marine new yacht sales and brokerage business activities. He will also be responsible for growing the Simpson Yacht Charter business with new destinations and offering more local developments and expanding the superyacht charter operation.
“Having been appointed as General Manager at Simpson Marine is a great honour indeed that goes hand in hand with even greater responsibility as we are a widespread and diverse company with 35 years of history and with over 100 employees in 12 offices and 10 service points in 7 countries around Asia,” said Allen.
“Managing this complex structure with our notable portfolio of the world’s leading yachting brands and full-service offering takes a lot of time and effort but it’s challenging and energising. We can see a strong growth path and many new business opportunities for further expansion in Asia, whilst at the same time remaining as local and customer-centric as we can in line with our values and mission.”
Simpson Marine currently operates in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. The company is the exclusive representatives for Sanlorenzo Yachts, Beneteau, Lagoon, Monte Carlo Yachts (excludes Hong Kong), Fairline Yachts (HK and the Philippines), Aquila Power Catamarans and Viking Yachts in its territories and provides a full range of services with Yacht Charter, Yacht Management, After Sales service and Yacht finance with E-Power.