Chief Marketing Officer, Princess Yachts
With a rather unique professional career, Kiran Haslam is based in Plymouth (England) as the Chief Marketing Officer and Board Member for Environment at Princess Yachts.
Having started his academic pursuits at the Australian Maritime College, he then graduated as an Engineering Technologist in his home town of Melbourne in Australia, after which Kiran toured the world as an acclaimed musician, established key public relations and advertising agencies in the Middle East, and was also recognized as an influential player in the sphere of performance and classic cars. With extensive experience across multiple sectors (engineering, automotive, hospitality, advertising, publishing) and working for two of the world's greatest luxury brands - Bentley Motors and Princess Yachts, Kiran has lived and worked in Australia, China, Taiwan, Oman, Bahrain, Brasil, Cuba, Cyprus and the UK.
With an innovative left-of-centre approach he is bringing marketing to the fore to bridge design and product development in order to exceed the expectations of customers via events and engagement, and is converting Princess Yachts, globally, into one of the most recognised of iconic British luxury brands.
Kiran is currently on the Shadow Board for The Box - the most significant cultural initiative in the UK in 2020 where galleries, collections and archives will bring the world to Plymouth and Plymouth to the world. Additionally, Kiran is Vice Chair at Superyacht UK - a prestigious association within the British Marine Federation, and he is currently also a Governor on the Board at the Plymouth College of Art - the internationally acclaimed institute founded in 1856 that sits in the upper echelon of educational institutes devoted to furthering the importance of the arts in our world today.