Chris has worked at the highest level of island government in strategic planning, economics, tourism & hospitality, and utility services. He is attributed to the origination and subsequent adoption of many successful and practicable initiatives covering economic strategy, land use planning, population management, tourism development, and statistical analysis.
In the private sector, Chris pioneered a unique research capability which not only benchmarked island economic, social and environmental strategies and policies around the world but also identified best practice in many areas.
Given the current very challenging times, Chris' experience and expertise gained over many years, is an invaluable asset to draw upon when addressing the implications of these concerns on the effective performance of island-based public and private sector organisations. This work has further enhanced his already extensive island experience and knowledge base.
Chris is a Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs - Chatham House.
Our emphasis is always working with (rather than for) our clients and, therefore, Mariessa's primary focus is to ensure that excellent client-facing relationships are always the first priority.
Mariessa has held a number of high-level administrative roles in a wide range of organisations. She has always delivered projects on time and on budget with client needs and expectations being met at all times.
Ongoing communication with government departments and the private sector is also a crucial aspect of Mariessa’s responsibilities in terms of keeping pace with ever-changing demands globally. This has never been more important than at the present time.
Trish has held senior marketing and communications positions across both the public and private sectors including tourism, financial and legal. She has been involved in running a number of qualitative market research programmes and understands the key role that market research and analysis plays in informing future business strategy and planning.
More recently, Trish has been supporting small businesses in developing their own marketing and communications programmes through social media, content generation and other online and offline channels. Trish speaks both French and Spanish. One of her key strengths is her attention to detail and presentation quality.
Trish’s responsibilities include developing the company’s brand profile as well as supporting Chris on larger research projects.