David Pougher stands in as interim BM MD

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David Pougher is to become British Marine interim MD until a permanent replacement for Howard Pridding is recruited.

David is the out-going BM president and has more than 40 years’ experience of the marine industry including retail, wholesale distribution, dealer network creation, management and product planning from creation to launch.

He has been an active member of BM since 1992, serving on its boards, council and association committees and has also served as chairman of National Boat Shows.


“British Marine continues its path through a period of change and it is vitally important that we maintain our levels of service for members, acknowledge the skill, passion and ability of our staff and maintain our focus on key issues,” he said.

“We move forward with a committed and professional management team at Marine House and I am looking forward to working with all of the British Marine family in supporting our members.

“We have an exciting course to navigate and it must remain our intention to further lift the value of British Marine membership to current and new members.”


He added: “I would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely note and thank Howard for his many years of loyal service to British Marine.

The role will be for a minimum of six months to enable a smooth transition and ensure continued implementation of British Marine services to the membership.

He will begin his new role on May 21 2018, at which time he will step down from the role of president, when president elect, Greg Munford, will take on the role of acting president until the BM AGM on July 17.

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