Patrick Dunne appointed as Chairman at D3O

D3O has appointed Patrick Dunne as Chairman adding to an already strong board and is in preparation for the next phase of growth.

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“I am delighted with this appointment. D3O has great products, a strong team and is building a powerful brand in its markets. It’s a great British success story.” Patrick Dunne,
Chairman of D3O

D3O has appointed Patrick Dunne as Chairman adding to an already strong board and is in preparation for the next phase of growth.

A growing range of innovative new products and international growth has enabled D3O to treble in size over the last three years and to build a customer base of leading brands and organisations. These include number one American Football helmet manufacturer Schutt Sports, Furygan the French motorcycle brand, Burton Snowboards, Snickers Workwear as well as the US Special Forces.

Patrick brings a wealth of international business experience from investor 3i where he held a variety of investment and leadership roles and was a member of its Operating committee as well as from his early career at Air Products.

In addition to his business interests Patrick also serves on the General Council of The University of Warwick, Chairs Leap Confronting Conflict, the UK’s leading charity in the field of youth and conflict and is the founder of Warwick in Africa a charity transforming Maths and English teaching in township schools in Africa.

Commenting on the appointment CEO, Stuart Sawyer said:
“The company is about to enter a particularly exciting period, as we gear up for our next stage of growth. The introduction of new materials and processes has underpinned our steady growth and we have a tremendous pipeline of opportunity building. Over 90% of our business is now generated overseas with 40% of revenues now being generated in the US. I am looking forward to working with Patrick to deliver significant growth.”

Commenting on the appointment Patrick Dunne said:
“I am delighted with this appointment. D3O has great products, a strong team and is building a powerful brand in its markets. It’s a great British success story and I am very much looking forward to helping Stuart and the team take the business to the next level.”

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