World Sailing to have new chief executive
Peter Sowrey, who was earlier the director of business process outsourcing as well as sales for Accenture, was named by the International Sailing Federation as their chief executive on 1st July. The organization was later rebranded as World Sailing. And, after five months, he was gone.
Peter had replaced Jerome Pels, who gave his resignation back in October 2014 after seventeen years with Southampton based governing body, but that term finished on 2nd December. Earlier, following his departure, the World Sailing had stated that the Briton had chose to pursue other challenges suited to his background, but World Sailing President Carlo Croce limned that the governing bodys yearly meet held on 7th to 14th November, in the Chinese city Sanya had been a significant moment.
Croce told that there were doubts on both the sides that were showcased when they went to Sanya as the conference is really a difficult situation with several ongoing issues. In that moment, they both felt that it was really tough for someone who was not in this world, but was more used to a corporate environment, to deal with different issues that came on.
He added that they thought, at that time, that they might wait to see till the years end to see what can be done. But after just two days, Peter came and said what should he do and there they decided everything.
In the past, Peter Sowrey has worked for Ericsson and also gave advisory support to the 5 West team as well as Alex Thomson Racing.