Firstly, what an honour it is to be nominated for this prestigious award. Thank you to both A-Crew and those who have nominated me. I wish all those nominated in all categories all the best and congratulations on your nominations.
I grew up on the quiet coast of the Romney Marsh, England. A Mariner from a young age. I joined a local fishing fleet first going to sea shortly after turning 14, the British Merchant Fleet (P&O) at 18 and I have been in the yachting sector since 2007.
I hold my MCA Master Mariners Unlimited license and served on M/Y Ice, Palladium and Polar Star before joining as Captain of M/Y Dragonfly and Fleet Captain to Butterfly & Firefly (the past 7 years). I have completed a circumnavigation of the globe and have spent these past 7 years exploring the most remote corners of the North & South Pacific.
I’m a passionate advocate for altruism and have supported projects all over the world but I’m most proud of where it all began, Vanuatu – Cyclone Pam relief in 2015. We are now extremely proud to have a well-developed global program which utilizes the yacht and the crew to serve the communities which we visit.
With one of my most valued goals being to deliver the clients expectations, I developed a core value-based culture for the leadership and development of a superb team with exceptional longevity. My leadership style is based on insights from my time in the many sectors in the Marine industry and is one of empowerment, education and opportunity.
I’m also a proud supporter of various global charities and earlier this year I hiked to the South Pole to raise money and awareness for the Brain Tumor Trust and Lewis Moody Foundation.
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