Petra grew up in the North East of the UK in the beautiful Cathedral city of Durham and then went on to study to become a Primary School teacher at Leeds University, which she quickly realized was not for her once she finished her degree. She then entered the exciting world of medical device sales and after ten years met her husband in the South of France, whilst visiting her brother, who works in yachting and moved there in 2006.
Petra fell in love with the area and the yachting industry; the glamour, hard work and dedication of the crew inspired her to aim for her first job in yacht recruitment. After a break to have her two sons and working part time for eight years in another part of the industry, Petra wanted to get back into the fast-paced sales environment. She chose Luxury Yacht Group for its professionalism and longevity in the industry and since joining have been impressed with the team dynamics and the way everyone really cares for the crew and yachts they work with, "I feel I can build good relationships and maintain them long term to make sure I find the right crew for each particular program."
Her sons are not yet teenagers, and that takes up a lot of her spare time but also enjoys hiking and the beach and even weightlifting - in fact, she can dead lift 60kg!