RYA announce new chief exec

The RYA has appointed Sarah Treseder, a Sigma 33 owner, as its new Chief Executive. 
Richard Langford, RYA Chairman said of her appointment: “Finding someone to fill Rod’s shoes was obviously quite a challenge for us.  However, Sarah’s excellent management experience and leadership skills combined with her own personal recreational boating will be a true asset to the RYA, its members and the boating community as a whole.
“Her appointment, I believe, will bring an exciting new dimension to the RYA and to the marine leisure sector”.
Sarah will take up the post in February 2010, when she will work alongside the current CEO, Rod Carr OBE, for a month before his retirement in March.
Sarah Treseder: “To be Chief Executive of the RYA is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me, and I will devote all my passion, dedication and experience to making a success of the role.
“I have been involved in cruising and racing boats all my life, and I believe that my varied experience in business and on the water will help me to connect with the sport at all levels; from grassroots programmes to the higher echelons of the racing community.
 “I am very much looking forward to joining the team at the RYA next year and to working alongside Rod for the month.  He has made an enormous contribution to boating in the UK and will be a hard act to follow”.
Sarah joins the RYA from The Admirable Crichton, a private luxury events company, and has extensive management experience combined with a broad sailing experience from cruising in the south west of England, France, the Channel Islands and further afield to racing in dinghies, yachts and keelboats. Currently, Sarah joint owns a Sigma 33 which she sails on the south coast.