15/06/2017

15 June 2017
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Bailey appoints Jon Aisbitt as Non-Executive Chairman

Bailey of Bristol is delighted to announce that Jon Aisbitt has joined its Board as Non-Executive Chairman. This move follows the announcement that Stephen Howard is stepping down as Chairman after 40 years with the company to enjoy a well-earned retirement.

In spite of this change in personnel Bailey will remain in Howard family ownership with Nick Howard (Managing Director) and Simon Howard (Marketing Director) continuing to play key roles in the Senior Management Team.

Jon has over 30 years’ experience in international corporate finance and will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the business moving forward. He is currently Chairman of the Pension Insurance Corporation, a fast growing UK based regulated insurance company specialising in securing pension scheme liabilities, and Deputy Chairman of New Forests Holdings – a sustainable forestry management and timber processing business operating in East Africa. Prior to that, he was Chairman of Man Group plc, a large London-listed investment management company, and was previously one of the first European partners of Goldman Sachs & Co. Jon has been a member of the extended Howard family since his marriage to Stephen’s youngest sister Julia in 1979.

The new Non-Executive Chairman takes up his position during a very dynamic period in the company’s history as the changes from the recently introduced five-year business development programme (code named Aurora) begin to take effect. The aim of Aurora is to implement a modern business approach across the 70-year-old family owned leisure vehicle manufacturing company, whilst at the same time maintaining the key cultural characteristics that have made it such an enduring success.