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Spinnaker recruits Chaplin to lead executive search

09 February 2018

Spinnaker Global Ltd has named Jon Chaplin as Director, Executive Search.

 Chaplin, aged 51, joins from TradeWinds where he helped steer the business as its commercial director and more recently, has been running TradeWinds events.

 Spinnaker Chairman, Phil Parry said, "We are delighted to bring Jon on board; we have known him for many years and with his in-depth maritime knowledge and huge network within the industry, he is ideally placed to further develop our executive search business and to help us to continue to serve our clients to the standard they have come to expect."

 “Our executive search business has never been busier.  Whilst improved market conditions can only help, we have benefited from taking the long-term view that comprehensive shipping knowledge, respect for client and candidate confidentiality and doing the right thing is what clients expect. Naturally therefore, it was important to us to bring in to such a senior role someone whose reputation we know and can trust.”

 Commenting on the appointment, Chaplin said: "This is a really exciting opportunity to play a key role in Spinnaker Global's executive search business. In my role at TradeWinds I am well aware of the role Spinnaker has played in a remarkable number of board appointments over the last two decades. I’ve loved working for TradeWinds but after more than twenty years, it’s time for a change and I’m excited about getting involved with clients on assignments of such importance to their businesses." 

For more information contact:

  • Phil Parry, Chairman, pparry@spinnaker-global.com
  • Rachel Morgan, Head of Marketing, rmorgan@spinnaker-global.com
  • Jon Chaplin, +44 7920 811412

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