Riviera Travel is to appoint Phil Hullah as CEO to succeed David Clemson who will stay within the business as a non-executive director.
Clemson, pictured, who has been with the company since 2008, increased revenue seven-fold during his tenure, maintaining a track record of 35 years worth of growth. He also started Riviera’s now highly successful agency sales channel.
Andrew Strong, Chairman of Riviera, said: “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank David for his outstanding leadership as CEO. During his tenure, the business has grown into the market leader it is today while maintaining Riviera’s culture of dedication to delivering an outstanding customer experience.”
David Clemson, said:“It’s been a huge privilege to lead Riviera. I am deeply grateful to Riviera’s fantastic team, its founder Michael Wright and the Board for their tireless commitment to the Business. I would like to thank our loyal customers and channel partners for continuing to put their trust in us year after year. Having worked with Phil over the last few months, I am confident that the business will thrive under his leadership.”
Phil Hullah, said: “I am honoured and delighted to be taking over as CEO. It’s a pleasure to be working with Riviera’s fantastic team of passionate staff. It’s a very exciting time for the business as we expand across all our product lines and continue to improve the customer experience. I look forward to working with the team to build on everything that has been achieved in recent years.”
Hullah joined Riviera in October 2019 as COO and has previously held senior roles with Laithwaites Wine and John Lewis.