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Lauren White

Operations Manager

Lauren White
Lauren’s first adventure with Mariner Boating was in 2001. At 16, she and her family joined the Greek Island Odyssey Rally and after 2 weeks cruising the Cyclades Lauren decided she could probably handle working for a company like this. Six years later, with a Bachelor’s Degree and two months of European travelling under her belt, Lauren joined the Mariner team. Lauren has managed Yacht Rallies in Tahiti, Tonga, Turkey, Croatia, Corsica and Sardinia and Thailand, and has travelled extensively through Europe, the USA and South East Asia. Lauren's passions are travel, music, food and the beach...preferably altogether. 

Laura Cooper

Travel and Event Manager

Laura Cooper
Laura’s experience rose from the corporate travel industry where her work ranged from organising large events, to confidential travel for PM’s, government divisions, corporations and the banking industry. Laura has travelled to Russia, Turkey, Greece, The Netherlands, Estonia, Finland, Croatia, Japan, France, Switzerland, Germany, the UAE, Italy, New Zealand and Singapore. She has been with Mariner since 2011, dedicated to being the best Travel and Event Manager she can be and specialises in worldwide Yacht Rallies and luxury private charters. Her favourite countries are Finland, France and Turkey and she has a passion for travel, adventure, cooking and photography.

Cathy Schier

Financial Controller

Catherine Schier
Cathy has been with the Mariner team for 6 years as the financial controller of the business. She makes sure that the money trail always stays on track and uses her whip only occasionally when expenses start to run high. She may be a “Bean Counter” now, but in her earlier days she worked as a travel consultant and manager of a travel office for 12 years. She has travelled the world extensively but mostly by air and land. Deep down however, she knows she is a “Soul Sailor” as the passion for boats and sailing from the rest of the team has rubbed off on her. Her love of number crunching and travel is only surpassed by the love of her two beautiful daughters and a great cup of tea.