D3O, the global leader in impact protection technologies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jules Hydleman as Chairman. This organisational change strengthens the existing Board as the British based company prepares for its next phase of growth.

Jules brings a wealth of experience from a wide range of sectors having provided strategic direction to leading global brands including his current role as Chairman of Rab, the technical outdoor sports label; and 10 years as Chairman at Innocent Drinks where Jules created strategic and tactical business plans to drive year on year growth. Today, Innocent Drinks remains the number one smoothie brand in the UK and was sold to Coca Cola in 2012.

Jules Hydleman, Chairman at D3O comments;

I am delighted to have the opportunity of working with the team at D3O and helping them to further develop such a strong business.

Having successfully led three exits, Jules offers hands on expertise in identifying and building on innovative opportunities and building brands for growth internationally. Jules brings a strategic vision and broad experience as Chairman, which has enabled him to lead both start-ups and established businesses to success and profitability.

Stuart Sawyer, CEO at D3O comments;

I am looking forward to working with Jules and tapping into his wide range of experiences. We are excited by some of the opportunities opening up for the D3O® technologies and Brand, I believe Jules can help us navigate this well and help maximise our potential.