Camper & Nicholsons Marinas announces the appointment of Dan Hughes CMM as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) with immediate effect.
In this new role at Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, Dan will be directly responsible for the day-to-day management and operational aspects within the C&NM portfolio. He will continue to provide invaluable advice and support to C&N’s consultancy clients, implementing and monitoring management contracts and supporting the colleagues within C&NM’s joint venture in Asia, Camper & Nicholsons First Eastern. Dan will also further assist the C&NM Board and Executive Committee in seeking new investment & development opportunities at principal marina locations on behalf of the Group.
Dan Hughes’s experience across all elements of the marina business gives him invaluable insight into decisions with an eye for detail, operational efficiency and commercial success.
Dan Hughes has more than 25 years of direct marina management experience working with some of the most established marinas throughout the UK and worldwide. He also sits on the Board of the Global Marina Institute, a training organisation (formed to deliver marina training and certification with the aim of maintaining and increasing standards in Marinas across the world) and is the current Chairman of the European Certificated Marina Managers (‘CMM’) Group.
Since 2012, Dan has been directly involved in over 45 projects all over the world including the refurbishment and redevelopment of St. Katharine Docks, London, UK; creating a more commercially viable marina, whilst offering a sense of place to berth holders, office tenants and visitors to the centre of London.
A 2018 project for C&NM’s owned marina, Grand Harbour Marina in Malta, will be the reconfiguration and optimisation of the existing marina layout, to maximise the berthing space to further accommodate the growing number of larger superyachts requiring secure berths in the central Mediterranean.
Clive Whiley, CEO, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas comments, “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dan Hughes as COO. The Camper & Nicholsons Marinas business has seen significant improvement with a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 13% in the operating performance of our owned marinas over the past 5 years, which has been complimented by the astute and rigorous approach to consistently maximising the commercial potential of all of our marina interests.”
Dan Hughes comments, “It is with great pleasure to be appointed in this new role within Camper & Nicholsons Marina’s business at such an exciting time in the company’s development. I am looking forward to continuing my commitments to the marina projects currently under-way, along with working closely with my colleagues to help create new opportunities for the existing businesses moving forward.”
Notes to Editors:
Camper & Nicholsons Marinas is widely recognised to be one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious yachting business names, with origins dating back to 1782.
The company has specialised in marina and waterfront development for over 40 years and has provided services to clients in more than 25 countries worldwide. Projects range from small marinas through to developments of over 500 hectares.
Camper & Nicholsons Marinas Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Camper & Nicholsons Marina Investments Limited, listed on the AIM of the London Stock Exchange. Camper & Nicholsons Marinas currently operate marinas in Grenada, Italy, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey and the UK, with over 30 new projects currently under way all over the world.
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