LESLEY Robinson has been appointed as CEO of British Marine.

A qualified accountant with financial, commercial and general management roles to her credit, Ms Robinson’s career has included executive positions of managing director, COO and finance director of numerous companies as well as various non-exec director roles, within an extensive range of businesses.

Greg Munford, acting president at British Marine, said: ‘I am delighted that British Marine has managed to attract a proven senior executive to the post of CEO. I am looking forward to working with Lesley and the non-executive board during the next 12 months as president.’

David Pougher, interim managing director at British Marine, added: ‘Lesley has the varied and extensive skill set that is needed to lead and guide British Marine forward through its continued navigation of change. I am extremely pleased that we were able to act swiftly in identifying what is required and to appoint someone who can clearly illustrate their capabilities through previous, successful roles.’

• From the new Fairline Marine Park facility in Hythe, Southampton, Fairline Yachts has appointed David Tydeman as its executive chairman.

His deep knowledge of the UK boat building industry, the south coast workforce and its supply chain will help lead Fairline’s strategy for the new Southampton site.

David is credited with taking Oyster Yachts into the superyacht sector, with 80% of all Oysters over 80ft secured under his leadership since 2008.