Board of Directors
Stephen Murphy (Independent Non-Executive Chairman)
Stephen has a strong financial and operational background having accumulated over 30 years’ experience in senior management positions and executive director roles ultimately as Group Finance Director, Executive Director, Transportation and subsequently Group CEO of Virgin Group Investments Limited – the worldwide holding Company of the Virgin Group from 2005-2011. Stephen currently serves on several boards including Chairman of Ovo Group Limited, Chairman of London & Capital Ltd, Chairman of Elder Technologies Limited, Independent Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of The Business Growth Fund and Independent Director at Get Living London Ltd.
Stephen has previously served as Chairman of a number of UK and international businesses.
Stephen qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1979.
Stephen is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee and is a member the Audit Committee. Stephen was appointed to the Board on 5 July 2017.
Remy Millott (Chief Executive Officer)
Remy has been in the yachting industry for nearly 40 years, having begun his offshore career in 1982, he quickly progressed, becoming a yacht Captain by the age of 29.
He joined Pinmar in 1996 and in 2003 led the management buyout in partnership with the Ferretti Group, becoming Managing Director in the process. Following a growth phase under partial Ferretti ownership, he led the acquisition of the scaffolding business in 2005 and the US business in 2009, the buy-back of the Ferretti shares in 2009 and subsequently the merger of Pinmar and Rolling Stock in 2012, to create GYG. In 2016 he also led the investment into the Group by Lonsdale the Private Equity Fund and the IPO in 2017.
Remy was appointed to the Board on 3 March 2016.
Rupert Savage (CCO/Director)
Rupert was a highly respected yacht captain for over 16 years and is still a keen racing yachtsman. He moved ashore and joined Rolling Stock in 2006 where he became Managing Director and was instrumental in the development and growth of the business into a leading player in the yacht painting and service sector. Rupert has been responsible for the integration of the various Group companies, running the business on a day to day basis. He is now focused on the Group’s commercial development and continues to be influential in the strategic growth of the business.
Rupert was appointed to the Board on 3 March 2016.
Kevin McNair (Chief Financial Officer)
Kevin has more than 30 years’ experience in financial management and capital markets. He has spent the past 20 years as finance director/chief financial officer of various publicly quoted and privately-owned businesses, most recently as interim CFO at Ebiquity plc. His previous roles have focused principally on project-based businesses similar to GYG. He also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions.
Kevin was appointed to the Board on 19 September 2019, having been the Group’s Interim Chief Financial Officer since 11 March 2019.
Richard King (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Richard spent 35 years with Ernst and Young LLP becoming deputy Managing Partner of UK & Ireland and a member of both the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Board and Global management group. Since leaving EY, Richard has been involved either as chairman or non-executive director on a variety of private and public companies and has been involved in company disposals in excess of £400 million. Richard currently serves as a non-executive director of Odyssean Investment Trust PLC, is chair of trustees for the Willow Foundation, and is also a trustee of FareShare, the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors.
Richard serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of both the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee. Richard was appointed to the Board on 5 July 2017.