Published on : Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Kevin Rabbitt has been appointed as chief executive by the Hornblower Group of the small passenger vessel business.
He will take up the role in July and founder, chairman and current chief executive, Terry MacRae, will continue as executive chairman.
MacRae said that Kevin brings an entrepreneurial mindset and tremendous business expertise to Hornblower and is well qualified to helm our organisation in the challenging times ahead.
Kevin’s track record combined with his understanding of their business, made him a great fit for the position.
He has been a member of the Hornblower board since 2018 and Rabbitt joins from NEP Group, a global provider of tele-production services for major events, where he has been chief executive since 2012.
Te company expanded its operations from two to 24 countries, delivered exceptional results for shareholders and created an impressive suite of client solutions under his leadership.
Rabbitt has enjoyed a productive career stretching two decades which includes includes a stint at management consultants Bain & Co, and Las Vegas-based Global Experience Specialists, the leading producer of face to face events and expositions, where he advanced to be chief executive while refocusing and growing the business post 9/11.
Rabbitt’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for industry-leader Hornblower as many parts of the group’s operations prepare to resume operations when current pandemic restrictions are lifted.