Brittany Ferries director takes over at Condor’s helm

A DIRECTOR from Brittany Ferries is taking over as Condor’s chief executive from next week.

John Napton. (29695100)
John Napton. (29695100)

Current CEO Paul Luxon is stepping down after five years.

John Napton takes over on 1 July.

The 48-year-old has worked for Brittany Ferries since 1990.

He has been in the role of UK managing director since 2015 and sits on the Condor board of directors.

Mr Napton was involved in helping shape the new fleet plan for the business, including the chartering of Normandie Express, now Condor Voyager, from Brittany Ferries.

Mr Napton will be stepping down from Brittany Ferries to dedicate his time to Condor.

‘Despite challenging times, Condor will continue to be the lifeblood of the Channel Islands providing essential services, connecting people and delivering freight,’ he said.

‘I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead Condor through the rebuilding stage post-Covid, working with our key stakeholders to ensure that the island economies bounce back.

‘I would like to take the opportunity to thank Paul for all his hard work in navigating the ship through the current crisis.’

Mr Luxon joined Condor in May 2016 after leaving the States of Guernsey, where he had served as a deputy for four years.

He oversaw the sale of the company in 2019/2020 and has managed the business throughout the challenges of the Covid crisis.

‘I leave in place a strong, talented and capable executive leadership team, who are all committed to the strategy and business plan and serving our customers,’ he said.

‘The company is in a strong position and its new fleet concept is the right model to deliver the right services for the period following the change in ownership and the reinvigoration of the Channel Islands post-Covid.’

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