The Australian International Marine Export Group recently named Jeremy Spear as its new president and Peter Dowdney as its vice president. AIMEX made the announcement at its annual general meeting on November 29 at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Kirribilli, according to a statement. Spear and Dowdney had both previously been on the AIMEX board.
Spear succeeds Richard Chapman, a founding member of AIMEX, who will remain on the board as immediate past president. AIMEX represents the Australian marine export and superyacht industries. Superyacht Australia and the Australian Commercial Marine Group are also under the AIMEX umbrella.
Spear has been involved in marine design for over 30 years. He started designing marine interiors for private yachts in London in 1988. He formed Spear Green Design (SGD) in Sydney in 1991. Spear has also managed business units for other design companies and designed other transport interiors in Europe. He has led ACMG for several years and also sits on other boards as well as being a member of Interferry.
Dowdney has had over 30 years of experience, including the last 23 with Ronstan International, in the boating industry. He has worked closely with another founding AIMEX board member, Alistair Murray, on AIMEX initiatives. He is an active member of the Australian marine industry, having previously held a board position with the Boating Industry Association (BIA) of Queensland.
“Jeremy and Peter will provide guidance to achieve the best possible outcomes for the marine export, superyacht and commercial marine industries,” said David Good, CEO of AIMEX in the statement.