The Team

Conor Bourke

Conor Bourke

Operations Manager

Conor began working as a skipper during the Summers between 2013 - 2016, while pursuing a Business and Law degree. Conor re-joined the team in 2018 as a skipper and then lead skipper in BVI’s, Greece, Croatia, and Italy, becoming a key element to the community and working his way up to Management.

In 2019 he took on the role of Academy Manager and Croatia Operations Manager. In 2020 he became our Overall Operations Manager looking over everything to do with Quarterdeck.

Countries Visited: 35
Notorious for: Watches
Desert island item: A sailboat
Start year: 2018
Nationality: Irish

Anna Sykes

Anna Sykes

Operations Executive (Skippers)

Anna (otherwise known as Mumbles) studied Event Management in the nautical town of Plymouth. Starting as a QD intern during a very busy & challenging Summer, Anna quickly became a crucial part of the team. Having joined Quarterdeck full-time as Operations Support Executive she now focuses on the coordination of skippers.

Countries Visited: 34
Notorious for: Telling bizarre stories
Desert island item: Free Burgers
Start year: 2021
Nationality: Welsh

Amelia Allen

Amelia Allen

Operations Executive (Hosts)

Amelia's passion for the sea and snow make her the perfect fit for Quarterdeck. Having grown up near the water and on the slopes, she echos the spit of The Yacht Week and The Ski Week.

With a Degree in Business and Management along with experience in the Chalet Host industry, it was only natural that Amelia would take on the coordination of Hosts for Quarterdeck.

Countries Visited: 30
Notorious for: Pints of rum and coke
Favourite quarantine item: Bob Marley Album
Start year: 2021
Nationality: English