14 May 2012
Wayne Shepherd promoted to general manager marina operations of Mourjan Marinas IGY
Mourjan Marinas IGY’s Wayne Shepherd, a well respected veteran of the marine industry, has been promoted to General Manager, Marina Operations.
Mr Shepherd has been Mourjan Marinas IGY’s Regional Operations Manager for the past four years and will now take full responsibility of all marinas within the Dubai-based company’s portfolio.
With close to 35 years experience in Australia and the Middle East, 19 of which have been spent in marina management, Mr Shepherd brings a passion for the industry that has seen him work on all aspects of marinas, from implementing international standards facility and asset management, to working with sales on increasing occupancy, revenues, and ensuring effective control of financial results to meet operational objectives.
Michael Horrigan, CEO of Mourjan Marinas IGY, said:
“Wayne is a world-class leader in our industry and has been a tremendous asset to our company since joining us in 2008. This promotion is recognition of his hard work and dedication over the years and I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to deliver the highest standards for our clients in the region and around the world.”
Mr Shepherd has been a key player in driving the growth of one of the company’s flagship projects - Doha’s Lusail Marina – which has just marked its first year of operations.
Wayne Shepherd brings 35 years of experience to his new role as General Manager
Prior to joining Mourjan Marinas IGY, Mr Shepherd was the Operations Manager for d’Albora Marinas, Australia’s largest marina operating company, supporting six marinas across the States of New South Wales and Victoria including the award winning Nelson Bay marina.
“I am looking forward to bringing my experiences in the industry to this role which is a tremendously exciting and challenging opportunity as we move into the next phase of our development as a company,” said Mr Shepherd.
“We have achieved a great deal over the past few years and I’m confident there is much more to come.”
Wayne is a Certified Marina Manager (CMM) with a degree in Advanced Marina Management from the International Marina Institute, USA. He has also studied Small Business Operations and management in Australia and Ship, Yacht & Boat Building in New Zealand.
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