In time for more success at 2012 Olympics in Weymouth

The Royal Yachting Association has appointed a new CEO to replace Rod Carr OBE when he retires in March 2010.

Sarah Treseder, an experienced cruiser, racer and joint owner of a Sigma 33, is former manager of a luxury party and events planning business, The Admiral Crichton, and has held a variety of previous management positions.

She will work alongside Rod Carr for a month before his retirement in March.

Richard Langford, RYA Chairman said of her appointment: “Sarah’s excellent management experience and leadership skills combined with her own personal recreational boating will be a true asset to the RYA, its members and the boating community as a whole.

Sarah Treseder: “To be Chief Executive of the RYA is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me, and I will devote all my passion, dedication and experience to making a success of the role.”

Career summary

Managing Director – The Admirable Crichton

Global Director – Reserve Brands Group, Diageo Plc

Managing Director – Diageo Canarias SA

Managing Director – Newsquest Buckinghamshire Ltd

Strategic Planning Analyst – Sega Europe Ltd

Business Analyst – McKinsey & Co