Global Crew Placement Director
Jennifer Howarth was born in Poole, Dorset, UK, host to one of the largest natural ports in the world. Having grown up as a water baby and having lived most of her life by the sea she began her yachting career as a stewardess aboard such recognizable yachts as Oasis, Capri, and Private Lives between 2004-2007. Her land-based yachting career began in early 2008 at Fraser Yachts, Monaco where she spent three years as a Charter Manager. She moved to International Yacht Collection in early 2011 also as a Charter Manager managing a fleet of high profile internationally owned yachts. In addition to managing and promoting yachts on behalf of owners she was also responsible for client services and organizing Charter Shows in Genoa and Antigua. Jennifer successfully implemented sales strategies and fulfilled charter requirements by highlighting attention to details affecting owners, captains and crew.
Direct experience at sea and successful charter management skills made Jennifer ideally suited to set up and successfully run IYC’s Crew Placement division. In her role as Global Placement Director, she is responsible for understanding client needs; recruiting and reviewing candidates; marketing and interactive media management; and managing position requirements and remuneration. In addition, oversees IYC’s increased involvement in the crew placement discipline by establishing best business practices and managing the division. She splits her time between offices to run operations worldwide.