Crew management & Payroll

We understand that efficient maritime operation relies on successful superyacht crew management. However, this challenge extends beyond simply hiring the best people.

the importance of crew management

our mission

Riela’s Superyacht Crew Management and Payroll Services mission are to ensure that the bureaucracy of employment, payroll, certification and administration does not become a burden while facilitating deployment, repatriation, Flag State regulation and, where appropriate, the necessities of Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) compliance. Crew management must effectively manage crew within the boundaries of employment law and taxation regimes. This way, any unwelcome surprises which could break up a winning team or unravel a well-planned voyage can be prevented. Tina Dahn and Sharon Camarda are the faces and trustworthy personalities behind our Crewing solutions. Please get to know more about our team and their backgrounds here.

WHY OUTSOURCE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS?

We work to provide employment models suitable for all superyachts, both commercially and privately registered via a subsidiary company, Athena Crew Services Limited. Employment models are ensured to be suitable for the areas they are cruised in, the nationalities and the country of domicile for the individual seafarers.

By Athena Crew Services Limited acting as the “Crew Employer”, we can take care of all challenges that owners and managers wish to delegate.

There are numerous benefits to outsourcing superyacht management services ashore, including but not limited to:

Hassle free employment

We provide support to the Owning Company/Management Company and afford the Captain time.

we will handle the sensitive matters

We will take on the more challenging side of employment so you don't have to.

never miss a
pay day

Our seamless payroll services allow for reliable salary payments, taking responsibility for all aspects of crew employment.

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Cameron findlay

Trainee Yacht Safety & Compliance Assistant

Cameron (Fin) Findlay is Riela Yachts’ Trainee Yacht Safety & Compliance Assistant. Fin works alongside Giuseppe and George on the implementation of Riela Yachts’ Safety Management System and operational compliance across the fleet of yachts at the company.

 

Fin has over a decade of dinghy sailing experience where he developed a keen interest in the yachting industry. He also has a varied employment history which combined with his sailing experience he is hoping to apply his own knowledge and skills to the role.

Email: cameron@riela-yachts.com

Telephone: +44 1624 605653

Christian crompton

Product and Development Lead

Christian Crompton is the Riela Yachts’ Product and Development Lead responsible for translating the requirements and operations of the Safety and Compliance team and implementing this into the forefront of the electronic Safety Management System (eSMS).

Since graduating with a first-class honours degree in Computer and Information Security in 2018, Christian has worked on designing and developing superyacht solutions using Laserfiche in the Maritime Software Industry.

With Christian’s security background and software experience streamlining business processes, Christian applies his knowledge into the Riela Yachts strategy and innovates new systems for both Riela and their clients.

Email: christian.crompton@riela-yachts.com

Telephone: +44 1624 605664

Tony Partridge

Product and Development specialist

Tony Partridge is a Product and Development specialist at Riela Yachts where he will be working closely alongside Mark Bridson and Christian Crompton. Tony’s main focus is building an innovative client focused dashboard, whilst providing a new outlook and perspective to our current processes, policies and procedures.

 

Before joining Riela, Tony started his own web development business where he built applications and websites for a large group of different sectors, growing a strong and long-lasting clientele base. With over 10 years of experience, Tony brings a depth of knowledge and expertise to the Riela Yachts team which will be used to help progress the company’s development through the innovation and development of Riela Yachts solutions.

Email: tony@riela-yachts.com

Telephone: +44 1624 600554

daniel oram

Senior Accountant

Daniel Oram is a qualified ACCA accountant who brings just under 10-years’ experience in accounting to Riela Yachts. 

Daniel brings a wealth of experience to the team as he takes on the role of Senior Accountant for Riela Yachts. Across his career, Daniel has specialised in audits, fund accounting, property investment accounting, shipping and more recently, yachting.

Email: daniel@riela-yachts.com

Telephone: +44 1624 605657

Robert Tobin

Riela Group Managing Director

Rob Tobin is the Managing Director of the Riela Group of Companies and is responsible for overseeing our business operations, our people and driving excellence in all we do.

Robert brings over 25 years of successful leadership and entrepreneurial experience across a range of industries including Family Office, corporate services, construction engineering, Superyachts, cyber security and information technology development to our Group, and to our customers.

In the past 15 years Rob has gained a prominent reputation within the Superyacht industry for his passion, integrity, innovation and achievements to date.

“Being part of an awesome, capable and forward-thinking team that have a shared passion for Superyachts, people and the environment is the highlight of my career and puts a smile on my face and a spring in my step every day”.

Email: rob@riela-yachts.com

Telephone: +44 1624 605650

Clive Harrison

Operations Director

Clive Harrison is a Director at Riela Yachts and leads the Operations Team.

After a 22 year service as a Deck Officer in the UK Royal Navy, Clive moved ashore and is enjoying a second career, spanning over a decade,  in the yachting industry and relishing the challenges that this brings.

Clive brings a wealth of expertise and experience to our Company and has earned a reputation for providing a professional and pragmatic approach to the delivery of our services.

Email: clive@riela-yachts.com

Telephone: +44 1624 605661

Giuseppe Corrado

Safety & Compliance Manager | Director

Giuseppe Corrado is a Safety & Compliance Manager / Deputy DPA, CSO and Director at Riela Yachts UK. Giuseppe ensures that our Safety Management System is fit for purpose and correctly implemented across the fleet of superyachts.

After 8 years in the cruise sector Giuseppe moved ashore to further his studies at university attaining a Bsc (Hons) degree in Marine Operations Management. Since joining in 2015, Giuseppe is very much enjoying the new challenges that the yachting industry brings

Having worked both onboard and shore-based, Giuseppe brings a range of skills, knowledge and contacts to our company and has earned a reputation for supporting a strong safety culture and providing a practical and professional approach to the delivery of company services.

Email: giuseppe@riela-yachts.com

Telephone: +44 2380 633794

George Self

Safety & Compliance Manager

George Self is a Safety & Compliance Manager and responsible for the implementation and development of operational compliance for yachts at the company.

Accruing a 10-year service of sea time, beginning as a deckhand before respectfully concluding her career as a Chief Officer, George now contributes a wealth of first-hand practice and insight into the support she now provides to yachts daily. George also brings shore side experience from her time working at a number of established Ship Management firms on the Isle of Man.

Email: george@riela-yachts.com

Telephone: +44 1624 605662

Ken Hickling

Director

Ken Hickling is a company Director at Riela Yachts (UK) Ltd.

Ken has spent over 30 years working in the Yachting industry at Boatyards and materials manufacturers, and more recently as a Specialist Business Advisor. During this time Ken has served as International Superyacht Society (ISS) President and is currently on the Superyacht UK Executive Committee. He also works as a project leader on the ISO work group focused on Superyacht Quality.

The experience that he brings to The Riela Group in optimising our internal business processes helps to ensure that the quality of service we provide to our clients is at the highest level.

Telephone: +44 7769 881418

Louise Gimson

Director

Louise Gimson is a Director, Senior Administrator and in-house HR Manager and is responsible for the day to day running of the company and client accounts at the Riela Yachts.

With an extensive background in finance, Louise brings almost twenty years’ experience in accounts within the ship management industry to Riela Yachts, where she is dedicated to implementing dynamic solutions to benefit clients.

Louise has diversified her responsibilities by taking on data handling duties within the company and in 2016 began assisting the Operations Team with internal compliance procedures.

Matthew Roberts

Head of Group Sales

As the Head of Group Sales at the Riela family of companies, Matthew leads the company’s sales strategy, execution, and growth.

Matthew has a successful record building trusted client relationship and delivering upon set expectations. An accomplished sales leader, he delivers a sales process that provides clients with the information and support they need to make the right decisions for their organisations and their constituents.

Matthew has significant experience within the maritime industry having previously worked across various sectors including insurance, security, satellite communications and managed IT. Matthew’s most recent experience encompasses almost 5 years spent with the leading satellite communications and managed IT provider in the maritime industry, focusing on their superyacht clientele.

Email: matthew@riela-group.com

Telephone: +44 7425 314973

Mark Bridson

Product & Development Specialist

Mark Bridson is a Product and Development specialist and responsible for the integration of Laserfiche within the company and the developing of an electronic Safety Management System.

Marks career started in the Royal Air Force as a data analyst maintaining Aircraft engineering records and the provision of Aircraft statistics.

Returning to the Island Mark spent the next 25 years working in IT for an aircraft design company. In this role he provided Computer Aided Design and document management support for offices within the UK and Europe.

Moving from the Aircraft industry to Maritime, Mark has spent two years with a Yachting software solutions company using Laserfiche to design purchase ordering systems for Superyachts.

Email: mark.bridson@riela-yachts.com

René Otto

Financial Manager

René Otto is the Financial Manager at Riela Yachts and responsible for overseeing the financial and accounting systems at the company.

René is a qualified chartered Accountant with over 18 years’ experience in administering finance and corporate services within the shipping, telecommunications and property maintenance industry.

Specialising in arranging financial and corporate service solutions for clients, René can provide the tools to ease the administrative load and bring peace of mind to our clients.

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Tina Dahn

Crew Officer

Tina Dahn is a Crew Officer and responsible for the administration of yacht crew contracts, monthly payroll and crew certification at Riela Yachts.

After a 12 year service in the Royal Navy undertaking various administration and PA roles, Tina began working for the NHS in 2001 and was responsible for duties including managing payroll, recruitment and HR administration.

Tina returned to the Isle of Man to undertake the role of Crewing Officer in the superyacht industry in 2011, where she oversaw a portfolio of clients whom she provided crew employment, administration and payroll services.

Email: tina@riela-yachts.com

Telephone: +44 1624 605658

Christian goelz

Director

Christian is involved across the Riela family of companies with particular attention to the technology businesses, Cyber and Tech.

Christian gained a postgraduate Master in Finance degree at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland and completed his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Before joining us, Christian worked for six years at Argosy Capital, an Isle of Man-based private equity and venture capital business focusing on early-stage growth businesses. At Argosy, he focused on managing investment companies, research and financial analysis and served as a director on several boards.

Email: christian.goelz@riela-group.com

Telephone: +44 7624 222 567

Alexandria halsall

Marketing Executive

As a Marketing Executive, Alex is responsible for all marketing duties spanning the Riela Group.

Alex joined the Riela Group in August 2020, shortly after graduating with a Psychology degree from Nottingham Trent University.

With past work experience in content marketing, event management and web design, Alex is able to apply her creative and analytical skills into the Riela strategy.

Email: alex@riela-group.com

Telephone: +44 1624 640555