Mathieu to replace Napton at Condor Ferries

2024-03-01T17:42:54+00:00 March 1st, 2024|Appointments|

John Napton has stepped down as the CEO of Condor Ferries, part of the Brittany Ferries’ empire.

No reason was given for for his departure after two-and-a-half years in the role.

The company, which operates ferries between the Channel Islands, UK and France, said Christophe Mathieu, Brittany Ferries CEO (pictured), will take over the role of interim CEO with immediate effect.

Russel Kew, Condor Ferries’ Executive Chairman, said: “We would like to thank John for his leadership over his time with the company, during which he oversaw the continuation of services during the pandemic and the introduction of our latest vessel, ‘Condor Islander’, last year. We all wish him well for the future.”

“Mathieu has worked for Brittany Ferries for more than 20 years.

“Christophe possesses exceptional experience in ferry operations as CEO of Brittany Ferries and will provide strong leadership for Condor. He also knows our people, customers and the islands well, so it is very much business as usual,” he said.

Mathieu is expected to lead the company through the procurement process for a new long-term operating agreement for freight and passenger services to the Channel Islands, which was recently announced.