Miramar Executive Search are pleased to announce another successful placement. Following another of our bespoke search and assessment processes, our candidate David Robinson OBE has been appointed as CEO of Le Chameau, owned by Marwyn Management Partners.
Marwyn and Le Chameau
The Marwyn Group is a UK private-equity style investor with an impressive track record at spotting opportunity and significant growth potential. By specifically investing in exceptional management teams Marwyn have an extensive portfolio of high growth businesses to speak of.
They recognised this potential in French company Le Chameau, established in 1927, and, in 2012, agreed a deal with the company’s owners, Lafuma, to acquire the business.
Le Chameau, a favourite of Royals such as the Duchess of Cambridge, has a long-standing reputation for quality production of handmade rubber boots and other outdoor footwear.
In 2017, following a referral by another satisfied client in the sector, Miramar Executive Search Consultants were retained to identify, attract and secure a new CEO to establish Le Chameau as a truly international presence in the luxury market.
Using our bespoke processes, we mapped the market, attracted a strong field of candidates, shortlisted the top 4 candidates for interview and secured our client’s preferred choice for the leading role – within eight weeks.
As a result, Le Chameau is now entering an exciting new phase of growth with David Robinson OBE, an experienced chief executive who recently spent eight years as President of Speedo International, at the helm.
Our impressive candidate, who was awarded an OBE in June 2013 in recognition of his contribution to the economic development of the East Midlands region, climbed the ranks at Speedo after joining the company in 1995 as a salesperson. His rise, which saw him appointed company President in 2009 ultimately led to the brand’s transformation into a global leader, achieving material growth in sales and profitability.
James Corsellis, a director of Le Chameau Group plc and founder of the Marwyn Group has commented: “We are delighted to be working with a CEO of David’s calibre and believe his experience will be critical in driving the next phase of growth for Le Chameau.”
James and The Board also thanked outgoing CEO, Beverly Williams for her input into the company and wished her the best for the future.
Miramar would like to take this opportunity to wish David and his team best of luck with their new challenges. We are proud to have been part of their journey into this new phase.
Executive Head Hunting
Miramar are an executive search agency with researchers and practice leaders across many sectors from Industrial to TMT. To talk to us about our services contact our executive search team in London, UK in the first instance.
Our specially developed candidate assessment techniques ensure that our shortlists are rich with the talent required by our clients to efficiently and effectively fill the executive vacancy. We aim to complete the recruitment process from initial brief to negotiation and appointment in 6-8 weeks and offer guarantees which assure our focus on the quality of our placements.