Knight’s aboard

Boat International Media, the boat magazine publisher owned by August Private Equity, has appointed Sir David Arculus as chairman.

August backed a £29m MBO of Boat International in December 2006, providing £13.4m of equity funding.

Arculus is currently a non executive director at O2, Telefonica and Pearson. He was appointed by Downing Street as chairman of the Better Regulation Task Force in 2002 which was set up to review and reform all regulations affecting British business.