Nautic Africa appoints Grant Bassingthwaighte as chief commercial officer

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Grant Bassingthwaighte has recently been appointed as Nautic Africa’s chief commercial officer.

Bassingthwaighte first entered the world of retail in 1992 when he joined Woolworths as a junior internal auditor. After leaving Woolworths in 2000, Bassingthwaighte joined Ernst & Young, where he fulfilled his dream of becoming a CA.

Thereafter he worked for award-winning advertising group FCB South Africa as its financial manager, where he assisted in engineering a significant organisational restructure. In 2006, Bassingthwaighte joined the world’s leading environmental consultancy, ERM, as the finance director for the South African business.



The appointment of Bassingthwaighte is instrumental for the Nautic Group, which is currently experiencing high growth due to a mounting order book for new build vessels. Bassingthwaighte’s main focus is to support business development and contribute to strategic decision-making of Nautic Africa.