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13 October, 2017
We have recently welcomed three new members of staff to the team.
Julke Brandt and Duarte Soares joined as Technical Advisers in October and Vanessa Holliday as HR Manager in September (pictured left to right).
Julke holds a Master Mariner Certificate of Competency, a BSc in Nautical Science and an MSc in International Marine Environmental Consultancy. She previously worked as a visiting researcher for Newcastle University, where she processed and analysed satellite imagery to map marine habitats and bathymetry in the Caribbean and, before that, was employed as Chief Mate on board private yachts.
Duarte has an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience and a PhD in seismic stratigraphy. Before joining ITOPF, he worked as a geologist evaluating the hydrocarbon potential of several basins around the world and doing international business development focused on South and Central America. He has also worked in Angola as a geologist on a diamond mine and prospecting for gold and base metals.
Vanessa has a business studies degree, a post graduate diploma in people management and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. She brings experience from a varied background in HR Management, most recently in the not for profit and public sectors.
For profiles of all our members of staff, see our Meet the Team pages.