New directors for CNI

Following on from the recent departure of Bob Saxon, formerly President of Camper & Nicholsons USA; Jillian Montgomery, CEO of Camper & Nicholsons International, has announced the appointments of Toby Walker as International Sales Director and Jeffrey Beneville as Director of Business Development.

Toby Walker comes to the position of Sales Director at CNI, after many years as a successful yacht broker. Jillian Montgomery said, “We are delighted that someone with Toby’s knowledge of the industry has chosen to join the management side of the business. His experience and understanding of the market will be invaluable to the continued growth of our company.”

Walker currently has three major construction projects underway – 43m (161’), 60m (197’) and a 80m (262’) yacht. “It’s important to me to continue to have a hands-on role in the brokerage process. I’ll continue to work directly with my long-standing clients, as well as new clients. But I now have a key insight into our entire operations worldwide which means I can benefit every one of our clients by ensuring the very best broker is matched to their unique needs.”

Jeff is a familiar face in yachting having notched up numerous sailing achievements including two America’s Cup campaigns with Dennis Connor’s Stars and Stripes. Additionally, he has competed in numerous major Maxi championships, Newport-Bermuda Races, and the Millennium Cup aboard both Georgia and Hyperion. Beneville owned one of the largest marine insurance brokerage firms for two years prior to selling his company to MARSH.

Being that both Toby and Jeff are hugely experienced within Camper & Nicholsons and much respected within the yachting industry for their professionalism and knowledge, they were ideal candidates for these newly created appointments. Toby will be working with the CNI brokers globally and Jeff will be concentrating on developing new business opportunities and liaisons primarily in the United States. Together, they will continue to build on CNI’s two-century-old reputation as the acknowledged leaders of the luxury yachting world.

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