We are delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Judson as our new CEO with immediate effect. A 20-year veteran of the marine industry, Simon previously held the position of Global Operations Director with the company so will bring valuable insight and experience to the role. He joined the company in 2009 when Peters & May purchased Simon’s own marine logistics and yacht transportation company, Complete Freight.
Simon will be based in our UK head office and will oversee our wide range of services currently delivered through 10 offices and a network of global agents.
Commenting on his new appointment, Simon said, “2020 has presented unique challenges as the world has adapted to the restrictions and impacts of the current pandemic. As a business we have held steady and I pay credit to our dedicated team who have stepped up to the new way of working. Throughout the year we have continued regular sailings for the transportation of boats on behalf of manufacturers, private owners and racing teams throughout Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and Transatlantic routes. We have seen a strong increase in demand for routes in and out of Asia and Australia, and our offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, which are supported by a wider local agency network, are well placed to maximise these opportunities.”
He added, “Looking ahead into 2021 I see further opportunities for our freight forwarding division to expand beyond its traditional marine industry base.”
As the business re-shapes in response to industry demands, the Peters & May executive team will be strengthened; an announcement will be made by early December 2020.