GSD® appoint a new Chairman – John M. Mohin OBE.

Graham Shapiro, Chief Executive and Founder, speaking on the appointment of a new Chairman for GSD®, the market leader in creative visual communication.

‘I’m delighted to announce that following a period in which he has acted with exemplary skill in an advisory capacity, John Mohin has been appointed Chairman of GSD®, effective 1st July 2017.
My vision for GSD® calls for accomplished professionals to join me in taking the company to unprecedented levels of business innovation and development.
John Mohin is a commercial figure with an innate understanding of intellectual property gained working with luxury brands in international markets and brings the skills we need to take the GSD® brand forward.
John Mohin has awarded an Honorary Doctorate for services to the British Pottery Industry and made OBE for services to business.’


John M. Mohin OBE. Experience:

Mohin & Associates 2009-2017
The Loomba Foundation, accredited by United Nations.
Royal Crown Derby, for Steelite International plc.
Liverpool John Moores University, Scholarship Fund.
The Lord Wedgwood Formula.
Royal Warrant Holders Association.

Director of Corporate Affairs at Wedgwood 2002~2009.
Launch Waterford Wedgwood in Russia.
Marketing Alliance with fashion designers: Jasper Conran, Ralph Lauren, John Rocha, Martha Stewart.
Personal liaison with Royal Household and Royal Family; Holder of Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen and HRH Prince Charles.
Heritage and International Brand Nourishment initiatives with Collectors & Connoisseurs.
Product value engineering of Wedgwood intellectual property; The Noble Line of Wedgwood.
Troubleshooting in new, mature and emerging markets.
Sports marketing Wedgwood and Waterford Crystal trophies.

Interim President of Wedgwood Japan Ltd, 2007.
Deployed at short notice to give strategic direction, restore stability and protect revenue streams in a key overseas subsidiary of Waterford Wedgwood.

Managing Director of Waterford Wedgwood Australia, 1994~2002.
Conceived and executed exponential growth and increased Third Party Sales by 53%
Expanded total business to include New Zealand and Asia Pacific
Planned and executed sports marketing eg. Sydney Olympics, Americas Cup, Lions Tour
Patron of the Wedgwood Society to stimulate Collectors’ interests and spearhead new business.
Increased focus on supply chain to develop the marketplace.

Wedgwood 1974~2009
Graduate Management Trainee in 1974. Experience in sales in UK and export markets. Trustee of Wedgwood Museum. Director of Wedgwood Museum Trading Ltd, commercial subsidiary operation responsible for licensing and merchandising.