John Brockbank, Andrew Simon and Jennifer Cormack

Cumbria’s largest tourist attraction appoints new Directors

Published: 14th August 2017

Windermere Lake Cruises’ parent company Winander Group Holdings has made three new high-level appointments, to help shape the group’s future growth and prosperity.

Windermere Lake Cruises currently employs more than 170 people and makes 1.5 million passenger journeys every year, making it one of the top ten most popular ‘paid for’ visitor attractions in the country according to official VisitEngland figures.

The Board of Winander Group Holdings Ltd has now appointed three new subsidiary company directors, to help it plan for the future and continue driving the business forward. All three have a long-running association with the company:

  • John Brockbank will be a Non-Executive Director for Windermere Lake Cruises. John’s family are shareholders of the parent company and he has a special affinity with the water, after originally starting work on the rowing boats at 11 years old. He ran his own business for more than 40 years and has considerable commercial acumen and business experience. John’s father is the renowned boatbuilder Allan Brockbank.

  • Jennifer Cormack has been appointed as Sales and Marketing Director for Windermere Lake Cruises. Jennifer has worked for the company since 2014 and is also currently a Director of Cumbria Tourism and Chair of the Lake District China Forum, as well as serving on the Management Committee of the Lake District Hotels Association. Her previous experience includes 15 years working for a UK Holiday Park Operator, with parks throughout the UK and a prestigious Golf Resort in Barbados.

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  • Andrew Simon has been appointed as a Director of Winander Leisure Ltd and becomes Group Finance Director. Andrew has been a Director of Windermere Lake Cruises for four years, but has been with the firm for almost two decades. Originally a Youth Training Scheme (YTS) apprentice when he joined in 1998, he qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant, and progressed through the ranks into his new role.
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