Background – Sailing & PYC Membership
I have been a member of PYC since 2018. Since retiring in 2016, I have sailed over 20 days per year. I am RYA Day Skipper (through PYC Training Team) and PYC Inshore Skipper. During lockdown I have passed the YachtMaster theory exam and I am now ready to build my experience and sailing miles as soon as we can get back on the water.
I qualified as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and have worked for ICI, Deloitte Consulting and Vodafone. At 30 years old, I decided to transition from Engineering Management to Information Technology Management. Whilst at Vodafone I built a significant Offshore Technology Unit in three Countries with 7000+ employees. My career has given me a lot of experience in administration, managing projects & services, and most important, collaboration across teams.
I have been the PYC Booking Officer since 2019 working closely with Club Members bookings & the Sailing Committee. This has given me a good insight into how the club operates including the club Website & the club Booking System operation. Recently I agreed to manage the PYC Membership records, starting with the Membership Renewals in February 2021.
With regards to my nomination for Rear Commodore (Admin), I believe I can bring my operational and collaborational experience to the role. I also would like to set up some project & service work alongside other (non committee) volunteers who would like to contribute to the running of the club.
Role and Responsibilities
Responsible to the Rear Commodore (Sailing) for the efficient administration of the Club’s day-to-day operations.