UK industry association British Marine has named David Pougher, principal of Deep Consultancy, as its new president. Pougher replaces Fiona Pankhurst, who has held the position since 2014 and remains on the management board.

Pougher has been involved in the UK marine industry for over 35 years, retiring from his position at Yamaha as Divisional Manager, Marine and All Terrain Business in 2013.

Pougher then set up Deep Consultancy, a marine business consultancy specialising in SMEs and maintaining a business interest in Yamarin Boats from Finland, Selva Marine/Marlin RIBS from Italy and the PWP (Personal Watercraft Partnership).

“It is an honour to become the next president of British Marine,” says Pougher, who has had extensive involvement with the association over the years as a member and through a number of British Marine groups and committees.

“I look forward to this position and challenge and it’s my intention, during the next six months, to visit every region, every British Marine association and as many committees and individual members as possible. I look forward to working with our members, our Management Board, the British Marine Boat Shows team and all the staff, for the good of our industry.”

British Marine has also named two new vice-presidents – Alice Driscoll, managing director of marine PR firm ADPR, and Anthony Trafford, a partner at Alpha Tango Mediation.