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Andrew Winch Design announces management restructure

Andrew Winch Design has announced the restructure of its management team, with the addition of Aino Grapin as CEO on 15th September 2016.

Aino will join Winch Design, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, to “take the reins” from Andrew, who will take on the role of creative director and founder, to free him up from the day-to-day running of the business. 

In a recent press release, he explained, “Most of you will know that my passion lies in design and my skills are in all things creative. I am keen to have more time to embrace this aspect of our business fully and to pass the management reins across. I will take on the role of creative director and founder, and immensely look forward to being more involved with the design teams.” 

According to the design studio, Aino has experience in leading international teams in creative industries, specifically in technology, art and design. It is hoped that she will bring a “fresh eye” to the business, together with extensive strategic and management experience, working closely with Clive Beharrell, the studio’s recently appointed non-executive chairman, and Andrew himself.

The studio took the opportunity to announce that Andrew’s wife, Jane will also be stepping down from her management role in operations at the company, to take up a role as a non-executive director. 

Aino and Clive will join Andrew at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show. 

For more information, visit Winch Design.

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