Situated in the Ocean Marina complex, Simpson Marine Pattaya is ideally located to support all your yachting needs in this beautiful location with very convenient access to Bangkok, Thailand’s cultural jewel.
Thailand Country Manager
Howard has been around boats and the sea since he was christened in a warships bell as a baby. He has had a long career in the Marine and Automotive industries having worked at sea in many places around the world, also in new boat and brokerage sales and managing large franchised automotive businesses.
Having been educated in both the USA and the UK, Howard went on to live in Turkey and Greece working in the yacht charter market for a global company both at sea and on shore. He speaks a little Turkish and French and continues to work part time as Master 200gt on many different types of vessel both power and sail.
Howard is a keen yacht racing crew, regularly competing during Cowes Week and other UK national regatta’s as Navigator on an X-99 with a highly modified prototype carbon rig. Many successful race campaigns have been achieved, including silverware presented in the Royal Yacht Squadron for a Cowes Week race, first place position.
Whilst Howard’s love for all things nautical is constant, retail operations have always been in his DNA and his career has centered around managing and developing sales / aftersales processes in different retail markets. Howard has a firm client centric approach which only accepts the highest levels of customer care.
Now heading up the Simpson Marine team in Thailand, Howard’s focus is to provide an unparalleled, high level of customer service. Ensuring any potential customer interaction will be dealt with in a swift and professional manner with the highest of attention to detail, applied at all times.
When Howard is not around boats, which is not very often, he may be found long distance running to keep fit and developing his keen cooking skills with a penchant to a perfect English roast dinner!
Mobile: +66 (0) 86 277 3360
Russell grew up sailing on the east coast of England. As an adult he had a diverse career path beginning as a police firearms and diving specialist, which 16 years later led him to the Caribbean as a Padi Course Director and later his experience in sales, customer service and hospitality landed him the position of Assistant General Manager of a luxury resort. After 15 years on Grenada and on the flip of a coin, He went in search of a new home in Asia.
Having settled in Thailand he worked as the Head of English and Foreign STCW training at a Maritime college before joining a sailing school and yacht brokerage company in Pattaya, where he spent three years as the School and business development manager and a yacht broker.
Mobile: +66 (0) 9 3140 5088
Office Administrator & Sales Support
Jira-apa Kasuwan (Fern) holds the office administrator and sales support title in our Thailand office. Coming from the hospitality industry background, Fern has good experience in customer relationship and management. Seeing an opportunity to hone her skills in the marine industry, Fern joins Simpson Marine in 2017 and is a strong support to the Pattaya team. Her job scope revolves around office administrative matters to event support and social media management, as our Thai translator. Fern sits in the Pattaya office and is comfortable in both Thai and English languages.
Mobile: +66 (0) 949 389 700