LONDON, England – Leading River Thames sightseeing operator City Cruises has announced the appointment of John Rowthorn as the new finance director for the group.
John Rowthorn joins the team with over 15 years of experience in finance positions and brings with him a wealth of expertise, managing accounts for a number of large corporations including Clipper Marine Limited and the Maritime Coastguard Agency. John most recently held the position of financial controller at Merlin Magic Making, a division of Merlin Entertainments Group PLC, where his responsibilities included managing the cost recovery process, submitting all statutory compliance requirements for tax and VAT reports and overseeing all aspects of the management accounts process.
As finance director at City Cruises, John’s responsibilities will include overseeing the efficient operation of the company’s financial processes and the management of its assets. John will lead all consultations with the Board and management, and determine the necessary requirements to ensure the business continues to operate effectively and that the company’s vision remains clear.
On the appointment, managing director, Kyle Haughton said “We are thrilled to welcome John to the team and his extensive experience makes him the perfect person for the job. His knowledge and skills are unparalleled and we look forward to working with him during this exciting time for City Cruises.”
John Rowthorn added “To join such a renowned company is an honour. City Cruises is a leading company within the travel and tourism industry and I look forward to being part of a team that continues to exceed expectations year in year out.”