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Changing Places

John Anderson, CEO of Australia-based Riviera Yachts, recently announced his plans to retire and return to the United States in September.

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“In June of this year my wife, Terri, and I returned to the United States to celebrate my 60th birthday with family and friends. During this trip we were greeted with the wonderful news that our daughter-in-law is expecting our first grandchild. We’ve been away from home for almost five years and this news, coupled with Terri’s parents requiring our support, has brought forward slightly my retirement plans,” he said in a statement.

“The last four-and-a-half years in Australia with Riviera has afforded us with memories and experiences that we both will treasure,” he added. “We have made many good friends, and it has been an honor to work with our fine staff at Coomera, particularly over the last two years as we have chartered a safer course through turbulent times.

“I would also like to thank Deloitte for their support and guidance over the past two years. We have come so far, but the journey is not over. Deloitte will continue to provide operational support to the Riviera management team,” Anderson said.

No new CEO was immediately announced.

Riviera offers 20 models from 36 to 85 feet across four model series: flybridge, sport yacht, offshore express and motoryachts.

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