Northrop & Johnson has announced the arrival of Fiona Maureso as Charter Director and Andrea Pothier as Charter Manager. Maureso and Pothier will lead the Northrop & Johnson Charter Division in the South of France and work alongside Solenn De Braux, Charter Broker who has been based in the French office for Northrop & Johnson.
“I am extremely pleased to establish such a strong and talented team in the South of France. This is a pivotal moment for Northrop & Johnson and we are all thrilled to welcome Fiona and Andrea”, said Kevin Merrigan, Northrop & Johnson CEO
After graduating from the University of Bath with an Honors Bachelor of Arts in European Studies, Fiona left her native England to explore the world of yachting in the South of France. Initially, Fiona worked as a deckhand/stewardess on a 40 metre motor yacht and then moved ashore to train as a charter broker. Her training led to a successful career in yacht charters with Peter Insull’s Yacht Marketing and Yachting Partners International over the following years.
Fiona, now joins Northrop & Johnson as Charter Director to expand their presence in the South of France. She brings a wealth of knowledge about the industry and over 25 years of experience as both a retail broker and a charter manager. An active member of MYBA, Fiona currently serves as Vice President and chairs the IT panel.
Fiona speaks English, French and conversational Italian.
Andrea, originally from Montreal, Canada, moved to the South of France straight after university and has not looked back since. With her strong background in the field of luxury marketing for high-end real estate and a yacht design agency, charter marketing was the natural next step for Andrea. Before joining Northrop & Johnson, she was part of YPI Charter as a Charter Manager after spending 2 years with the Group’s Corporate Marketing Division. Her practical experience along with her university background in marketing makes her well qualified to identify and promote the unique selling points of the yachts in her care and to communicate effectively with their owners and captains.
A skilled negotiator with excellent people skills, Andrea is bilingual in French and English and has an acute understanding of the yachting industry and an uncanny ability to achieve the best results for yacht owners. When not working, Andrea enjoys traveling and is happiest sharing a delicious meal.