Marina management changes at MDL
MDL Marinas has announced the appointment of four new marina managers, two of whom have been promoted internally. David Walters has been promoted to manage Saxon Wharf Marina with Paul Atkins also being promoted to marina manager at Ocean Village. The two external recruitments are Richard Godwin, who has been appointed as marina manager at Hythe, and Dominic Brown as the new manager at Mercury.
Hythe Marina Village’s new marina manager, Richard Godwin, joins MDL from TUI (Marella) following a 25-year career with P&O Cruises, culminating as hotel operations manager for the fleet.
Dominic Brown, the new manager at Mercury Yacht Harbour and Holiday Park, previously worked for Mitchell & Butler as general manager.
Walters, the new manager at Saxon Wharf, originally joined the team at Hamble Point Marina in 1989 as an assistant dockmaster, shortly before the site was bought by Marina Developments. Since then, Walters has been promoted into various roles throughout MDL’s sites, gaining a wealth of experience in marina management and customer service.
Before joining the MDL team in 2005, Atkins spent 24 years in the Army Logistics Corp, reaching the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1. Atkins’ first role with MDL was as a lockkeeper at Hythe Marina Village. He was promoted the following year to Supervisor at Ocean Village Marina, and then to Assistant Manager shortly afterwards. Paul has considerable experience in logistics and marina management and is delighted to take on the new promotion to Marina Manager at Ocean Village.
Kerry Marriott, Head of Operations at MDL says: “These internal promotions are very well deserved and underpin MDL’s commitment to encourage staff progression. Alongside this we have two new managers joining us. I congratulate them all and I look forward to working with them in their new roles as we see these sites go from strength to strength under their leadership.”