London United Kingdom.
Fully experienced in operations, IT and facility management for creative companies. Used to working in pressurised environments and excel at finding effective, commercially-minded solutions that meet both budgetary and deadline constraints. With strong negotiation and communication skills, able to work effectively at all levels within an organisation, independently and as part of a team. In 2007, I sailed from Southampton to the Canary Islands via France and Spain, where I island hopped between Lanzarote, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Gomera for two months, then departed for a 22 day sail across the Atlantic. On day two the fridge broke; we had to throw everything overboard (not the plastic bags or packaging) – what a waste of steak! For the remaining 20 days, we lived off canned food and fresh fish caught by towing a line behind the boat. On day 15 we needed to bail out the boat fearing we had hit something, luckily it turned out to be just storm water that had gone down the hatch. It was dangerous at times; during storms waves were higher than a three-storey building and very tranquil at others; we went for the whole passage without seeing another person or vessel, although we were kept company by whales, dolphins and flying fish. Arriving in St Lucia and seeing the Pitons was a sight I will never forget.