Natalie Fox has joined Oyster Yachts as Group Head of Human Resources. With sites in Wroxham, Ipswich and Southampton, including a new bespoke facility for Oyster’s latest model, the Oyster 495, as well as operations in Palma Mallorca and Newport in the US, Fox joins Oyster at a time of exciting growth.
With full order books across the range of our luxury British-built yachts, as well as a highly regarded aftersales and brokerage services, investment in people is a key focus for Oyster.
“Our people are essential to our hand-crafted boats, after sales and support services. They are the DNA of the company, and we are lucky to have an incredibly talented and motivated team. We are stepping up our recruitment drive and Natalie’s hire, coupled with our Oyster Apprenticeship programme, highlights our commitment to being a destination employer. We very much welcome Natalie to the Senior Management Team at such an exciting time for the business,” comments Becky Bridgen, Deputy CEO at Oyster Yachts.
Fox, an experienced HR professional, started her career with Skandia UK after graduating with a degree in Human Resource Management. After seven years in financial services, she changed industry and moved to an HR role at Sonardyne International, a family-owned engineering company, before joining Inchcape Shipping Services. She initially joined the global shipping company as maternity cover in 2014 and progressed to Group Head of HR, leaving in late 2019 to take some well-earned family time before seeking a new role. The global pandemic put initial plans on hold, and she joined Sunseeker International in September last year as Head of HR Operations, moving to Oyster Yachts in June 2021.
Fox commented “I am immensely proud to join such an innovative and exceptional British company. These are exciting times for Oyster and ensuring I support sustained and controlled growth of our team will be my priority. The HR team will also be focusing on employee reward, performance and operational effectiveness as well as helping our people to live and work by the Oyster Yachts’ strong company values.”
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