Hornblower Group has appointed Kevin Rabbitt as the new chief executive of the small passenger vessel business.
Rabbitt — who upon his appointement, has been a member of Hornblower board since 2018 — is expected to take up the role in July, while founder, chairman and current chief executive, Terry MacRae, will still remain continue as executive chairman.
Terry MacRae, the outgoing executive chairman said Kevin brings a tremendous and entrepreneurial mindset to hornblower, and he is well qualified to helm the organisation in this challenging times.
“Kevin’s track record combined with his understanding of our business, made him a great fit for the position.” he said.
Rabbitt joins from NEP Group, a global provider of tele-production services for major events, where he has been chief executive since 2012.
Under his leadership, the company expanded its operations from two to 24 countries, delivered exceptional results for shareholders and created an impressive suite of client solutions.
In his reaction Rabbit said: “Hornblower is a business I’ve long admired, and I am honoured that Terry is entrusting me to take his vision forward,”
“In these unprecedented times, there will be challenges alongside opportunities.
“And I look forward to ensuring that the business is well positioned to come out stronger in the months ahead.” he said.
Kevin Rabbitt’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for industry-leader Hornblower as many parts of the group’s operations prepare to resume operations when current pandemic restrictions are lifted.