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Sunseeker names executive committee

British luxury yacht builder Sunseeker International said it has created a new executive committee to help drive excellence, efficiency and profitable growth.

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The company said the committee will focus on new-product innovation and model development, aligned to world-class manufacturing and support services across the business.

The committee members are CEO Phil Popham; Hugues Jacquin, chief financial officer; Sean Robertson, sales and marketing director; John Braithwaite, product development director; Thomas Klein, operations director; Clive Harrop, director of industrial strategy; Jonathan Macklin, quality and customer service director; Sian Thomas, human resources director; and Adrian Powell, general counsel and company secretary.

Sunseeker said the new team brings together specialists from a diverse range of backgrounds, with a balanced mix of long-term marine-sector veterans complemented by new talent from the luxury automotive, design and aeronautical sectors.

The group retains strong financial backing and support from its strategic shareholder, Wanda Group, which remains fully committed to the long-term development of the quintessentially British brand and to maintaining production at its current facilities in Poole.

“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,” Popham said in a statement.

“This is backed up by our world-class people in whom we invest through initiatives such as our apprenticeship scheme, which will this year see a record number of 38 new apprentices join the business.”

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