Leadership

On May 3rd 1993, the new management team, including Mike Carr and Henk Wiekens, formally took control of the yard with the contract to restore Adela marking their takeover.

It is their vision and passion, along with the leadership of all the Directors, that have built the highly respected world-class superyacht business of Pendennis.

Our team of Directors come from a wide range of business backgrounds, providing valuable experience and support throughout all our in-house trades.

Board of Directors

Mike Carr
Mike Carr

Mike Carr

Joint Managing Director

Mike is a qualified Naval Architect, who, after graduating from Southampton University, worked with Vosper Thornycroft for eight years before joining Pendennis in 1989. Along with Henk Wiekens, Mike led the management buyout in 1993 and both have been at the helm ever since. Previously Mike was Chairman of Superyacht UK, which represent the interests of the UK Superyacht industry both at home and internationally.

Henk Wiekens
Henk Wiekens

Henk Wiekens

Joint Managing Director

Henk is a time served engineer who managed his own yacht building companies in Holland and New Zealand for 12 years before being asked to join Pendennis in 1988. Henk and Mike have been the driving force behind Pendennis since the management buyout in 1993.

Toby Allies
Toby Allies

Toby Allies

Sales & Marketing Director

Toby joined the team in August 2007 from the British Marine Federation (BMF) where he directed the International Development Programme. At Pendennis he is responsible for securing refit and custom build projects as well as the international marketing of the yard. Toby was Chairman of the Superyacht UK Committee in 2011/12 and is an Executive Committee Member of the Superyacht Racing Association.

Jill Carr (MBE)
Jill Carr (MBE)

Jill Carr (MBE)

Human Resources Director

Jill joined Pendennis in 1997, after teaching Geography and Careers for a number of years, initially to research and then to initiate an apprenticeship scheme. The first group of apprentices was recruited in 1998 and since then the scheme has secured multiple awards, winning recognition as one of the best of its kind in the UK. This is due to Jill’s passion for training local young people in a skilled trade, and as a result succeeding to continually expand Pendennis’ dynamic workforce.

Ian Granville
Ian Granville

Ian Granville

Finance Director

Ian is a Chartered Accountant who joined Pendennis in 2006 having spent nine years in Corporate Services, as well as Group Finance roles in both the aviation and UK construction industries.

Stephen Hills
Stephen Hills

Stephen Hills

Projects Director

Stephen has been key to the successful expansion of Pendennis’ business into the very large yacht sector epitomized most recently by the award-winning refit of the 86m Aquila. He heads up the projects side of our business, ensuring that all projects are correctly managed on a clear commercial basis to meet our customers' expectations.

Stephen is a Chartered Naval Architect (Masters Degree from University of Southampton) and member of the SYUK committee.  Prior to taking his leadership position at Pendennis Stephen worked for nearly 20 years at Devonport Royal Dockyard where he established the Devonport Yachts brand and amongst the many projects he was responsible for included the UK’s largest new build yachts, MY Sarafsa and MY VaVa II as well as the Iconic Global Challenge fleet of 67 and 72ft sailing yachts.

Charlie Ross
Charlie Ross

Charlie Ross

Production Director

Charlie joined the Pendennis team in 2006 as a Project Manager. Since graduating as a Naval Architect he spent the majority of his time working as a Marine Surveyor for Lloyd's Register. Charlie was responsible for the launch of Nostromo and the completion of Hemisphere, Pendennis’ award winning 44m catamaran. Following his key role in the formation of Pendennis Palma he was promoted to Production Director to oversee all trade production activities at Pendennis in Falmouth.