CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & Owner
Richard is a successful British entrepreneur. In 2006 he founded Evolution Gaming, the leading gaming software business, which he subsequently floated on the Swedish Stock Exchange with a Market Cap of £2 Billion. Evolution employs over 5000 people across 10 countries. Richard has been enjoying sailing Oysters for the past 5 years. Richard brings an exciting vision for the future of Oyster Yachts and is committed to Oyster for the Long Term.
Chief Financial Officer
Becky has advised a number of companies on the South Coast across a range of transactions, as part of PwC's Deals team, working with family businesses through to FTSE listed companies. She has worked with many manufacturing operations and her experience with yacht builders includes leading reviews of Sunseeker and Palmer Johnson, as well as assisting the RNLI. She is a chartered accountant, based in Southampton and loves sailing.
Chief Commercial Officer
With a mix of Oyster knowledge and business, Paul brings a unique combination of skills to our team in the areas of sales, marketing & outstanding customer service. A former professional sailor, Paul has a wealth of Oyster yachting knowledge both as a skipper and a consultant for Oyster owners. He has been the client representative during the build of various Oysters, including Oyster 885-01 which he skippered in the inaugural Oyster World Rally. He also consults and advises private clients on Super Yacht acquisitions along with yacht management.
The leadership skills that Paul developed whilst managing yachts and consulting led him into the business world. Previously Paul has worked with business leaders and sales teams to fulfil their potential by either keynote speaking or by developing in-house cultural change and performance programmes. Pauls brings an abundance of energy, passion and enthusiasm to the team and is dedicated to rebuilding Oyster for the long term.
Chief Marketing Officer
Abigail joined Oyster from her position as Global Head of Brands and Marketing at British Airways following a 24 year career holding senior Marketing roles since 2002. Abigail was responsible for BA’s overall marketing strategy globally with a portfolio including Brand Strategy, Marketing, Customer Experience Design, Partnerships, Sponsorship and Community relations. She achieved a record four consecutive years as Number 1 Superbrand. Abigail was the driving force behind the “To Fly.To Serve.” relaunch and the Olympic and Paralympic campaigns. She joins Oyster to take responsibility of the brand and marketing strategy, key yacht shows, Oyster events, including the Oyster World Rally, partnerships and PR.
Chief Operations Officer
Clive joined Oyster with a 30 year career in operations management, with numerous global director roles across the specialist engineering, electronics and packaging manufacturing sectors; including a period as Operations Director and Industrial Strategy Director at Sunseeker Yachts. Clive is a Lean and Kaizen practitioner and has a passion for all things manufacturing; most of all engaging the whole workforce from apprentices to management and customers to constantly strive for product excellence. He grew up near Southampton and started sailing from a young age in dinghys through to racing in yachts; he also loves classic Jaguar cars.