Global Navigation Solutions (“GNS”), the maritime navigation services group, is pleased to announce the appointments of Phil Stothard, as Chief Information Officer and Kieron Abernethy, as Chief Revenue Officer, with immediate effect.
Phil Stothard joins GNS from ACI, the leading banking and payment solutions provider. Phil has over 25 years’ experience of IT development, leading teams and delivering global solutions for organisations such as HSBC and Accenture. Phil has particular expertise in data and information systems and has a track record of delivering value to internal and external clients from the solutions he has designed and delivered.
Kieron Abernethy is a proven sales leader. His previous roles include, UK Managing Director of NCR Ltd; Chief Operating Officer for Moneybox plc which floated in 2004, and Sales Director of ReD which was sold to ACI in 2014. Kieron has successfully led operational and strategic sales teams in the UK and internationally.
Paul Stanley, CEO of GNS commented: “GNS is committed to developing the latest digital solutions for its customers and ensuring that those solutions will sell well across the world. Phil and Kieron are experienced professionals and bring invaluable wider experience to enhance the global development of GNS.”
Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) was formed in November 2012 to provide an extensive range of navigation services to shipping companies worldwide. GNS brings together the best global distributors of maritime navigation solutions, providing customers with innovative solutions and services that underpin safety and efficiency cost effectively. It distributes the best existing maritime navigation brands, including British Admiralty and PRIMAR charts and publications, and works with specialist service providers around the world to design and produce intelligent user-friendly solutions which streamline and simplify the art of navigation. With technical expertise available from centres around the world, Global Navigation Solutions offers the knowledge to resolve queries and technical problems fast. The Company is owned jointly by its senior management team and Phoenix Equity Partners.