“I am very happy Fiona has decided to join us at YPI,” says Group CEO Bertrand Vogèle. “Fiona is already very well known and respected throughout the industry for her competence and professionalism. She brings with her a deep understanding of the marketplace and a way of working we believe is key to our continued growth and success especially within our Charter Division.”
A veteran of 25 years experience in the super yacht industry, Fiona has worked in all areas of superyachting from her time as deckhand onboard a 40-metre motor yacht back in 1983, to her years as a sales broker’s assistant which eventually lead her to the world of charter and a career that now spans no less than 17 years.
“I’ve been very lucky,” explains Fiona. “Over the years I’ve gained some excellent experience right across the industry…that has made a big difference to my understanding of how everything works and how it all fits together.”
Born in England, a graduate of the University of Bath, Fiona speaks fluent French, “not-so fluent” Italian and is passionate about all things marine. An active member of MYBA for more than 20 years (including 4 years as a member of the Board), Fiona has contributed much to the association. “It’s certainly a commitment,” she smiles. “But worth it.”
Speaking of her new role with YPI, Fiona is both excited and keen to get to work.
“After almost 40 years, YPI’s Charter Division is very well respected,” she says. “I am looking forward to working with the great skillset and talent we have today and to shaping YPI Charter for even more success over the next 40 years. This is a great opportunity with a lot of responsibility…and a wonderful chance for me to continue learning and growing myself…that’s something to relish.”
Fiona assumes her new role as Head of YPI Charter this week working from the Group’s Charter office in Antibes.
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