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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsSalesperson - Marketer - Curator


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  • Marketing PR
  • Branding
  • Print Design
  • Events PR
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Coordination
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  • Communications
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Creative Thinking
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Work history


Publishing Manager


Aug 2015
  • - Project managing print projects for an award-winning publishing house producing special reports exclusively for The Times & The Sunday Times. - Responsible for the entire process, from idea conception to the finished product. Including managing research, editorial commissioning, production, design and pitching high-level Directors and C-suites across all sectors of industry whilst working with leading journalists. - Extremely demanding role in a high-pressured business environment, with very strict deadlines and very challenging commercial targets.


First Mate

Marine Construction Management, SY Lionheart

Jan 2014 - Jun 2015
  • - Planned and implemented £4m project for an International Classification survey, defining scope, schedules, resources and cost allocation internally and externally. - Strategized core operations and procedures to maximize results whilst reducing risk. - Praised by MCM, owners and additional stakeholders for influencing 3 out 4 regatta wins.


Crew Boss

Mckinsey Director, Swan 90

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
  • - Tasked with team development and yacht management to ensure a fully integrated approach to training, maintenance and owner/yacht representation. - 600NM Sydney to Hobart offshore regatta required collaborative approaches to solving immediate and unpredictable complications. Finished 9th overall, out of 90 entries.



Taarbat Investments, SY Velsheda

Jun 2010 - Oct 2013
  • - Devised strategies for innovating critical systems based on research and data analysis, such as enhancing rigging arrangements to processes in which the crew interacted with the yacht. - Incubated a resilient culture to attract and retain the best industry talent. - Connected with stakeholders globally to achieve consistently high operational standards and relationships, managing high profile individuals in dynamic and intense environments.


Ski Host & Sailing Instructor


Apr 2009 - May 2010
  • - Managed operations with a focus on safety and customer experience, whilst driving sales of private ski and sail tuition both in-house and with carefully curated partnerships.


Professional Sailing

Yacht Racing and Management

Jun 2008 - Apr 2009
  • - Travelling around the World (Australia, USA, France, Spain, Canaries) as professional race crew, yacht management and event organisation


Various Placements

Work Placements Mindshare, MPG

May 2005 - Jun 2008
  • - Immersive client facing roles, creative processes and managed market research & analysis.



Entrepreneurial Smart Camp Strategic Marketing

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

May 2015 - Jul 2015
  • This course will help you to fine-tune your early business concepts during a hands-on boot camp. By communicating the hardships of being an entrepreneur, we provide you with insights such as how a customer can get your product. Our goal is to build a road-map guiding the way for aspiring entrepreneurs and making you more resilient towards failure. Working in groups, you will be guided through the ‘exciting nightmare’ of taking an idea or a technology to market, growing the venture and securing a successful exit. You will attend guest lectures from sector experts and receive feedback on your ideas from industry leaders. No prior knowledge of the subject is required – all we ask is that you are interested in innovation and the creation of wealth. Topics covered will include: Introduction: Philosophy of being an entrepreneur Idea Validation Value Proposition Design Empathic design (IDEO Human centered design) Building a venture team Early market engagement and rapid prototyping (MVP) How to protect your idea: Intellectual Property/trademark Entrepreneurial strategy and the business model Hustling 101 (networking session) Validation/pivot Investment strategy and pitching Accelerators (navigating the startup landscape) & Intrapreneurship


Advertising and Marketing Communications

Bournemouth University

Aug 2005 - May 2008
  • This degree focuses on the strategy, development and planning of advertising in conjunction with marketing activities, promotion, direct media and digital media. It is complemented by a perspective on communication, media and marketing methods. It develops strategic responses to advertising and marketing communications problems, based upon a clear understanding of the marketing environment, organisations and consumers. There are close links with industry and an extensive programme of guest lectures delivered by well-known outside speakers, to accompany academic study.



Entrepreneur Pitch Winner

  • - Develop a business idea related to each Entrepreneurial brief along these four themes: - The Promise of Biotech - The Future of Education - Copycats, Copycats - Seeing is Believing: Data & Eye Health


9th Place Overall, Sydney - Hobart Yacht Race