Meet The Team
Geoff Majer - Managing Director
With 7 years as an engineer in the Royal Australian Navy and 8 years as a chief engineer on Superyachts in Europe and America, Geoff Majer founded Major Yacht Services in 1997 to cater for the growing demand of Superyachts visiting Australian waters.
The first Superyacht specific agency offering agent services throughout Australia, Geoff proved to be an industry leader with his role in the development of the NSW superyacht industry foundation, his Chairmanship of the AYSS and his continual advocacy
for the development of the Superyacht industry within Australia.
Simon Henry - Crew Placement Manager and Superyacht Support
Simon was the Operations Manager of a Sydney Surf company when he heard about the yachting industry through a friend back in 2005. Resigning immediately, Simon flew to Antibes and found work as a 1stmate on a charter yachthis very first day of dock walking. With a track record like this it is not surprising Simon now heads up crew placement here at MYS.
Over the next 10 years, Simon progressed his career working his way up to captain, holding both MCA and AMSA qualifications and working on Superyachts throughout Europe, North Africa, America and the Australian East coast. With a good knowledge of both the local and overseas market Simon is equipped to provide shore based support to both foreign and domestic travelling superyachts.
David McQueen - New Builds and Refit
Over the past 34 years David has been involved in some of the most advanced designed Motor Yachts of their time. His experiences are vast, from wooden boat building to mega yacht construction, major refit and repair projects as well as management of international boatbuilding companies at a CEO level.
He has worked closely with leading world designers such as Jon Bannenberg, with whom he built more than 12 super yachts including the world renowned High Speed 50 m - MY Thunder.
Previous projects include, MY Ilona 74m, MY Ilonka 50m, MY Hey Jude 44m, MY Crystal Lady, 36m, MY Perfect Persuasion 46m MY Aussie Rules 69m, MY Sagitta 58m, MY Oceana 54m, MY Moecca 45m, MY Mercedes II 37m, MY Parts VI 50m.
Les Wright - Company Accountant
Having maybe stepped onto a yacht once in his early childhood, Les has very little knowledge about yachts other than that they cost allot of money to maintain. For what he lacks in seamanship he makes up in his stringent account keeping and advice on taxation law. Having now worked very closely with MYS for several years Les not only knows what a desalination plant is but how a foreign travelling yacht can claim one GST free.
Sandra Phillips - Office Manager & Accounts
Sandra was born in Sydney and has extensive experience across a range of industries specialising in Administrations, Accounts, Office Management, with a strong focus on Customer Service. With her knowledge and experience she aims to provide the highest quality service to our valued MYS clients.
With a dose of salt air in her lungs, sand between her toes and a little sun kiss on her nose the beach is her happy place but the love for her family is her special world.
Neal Adams - Yachts Support Queensland
Neal brings with him a wealth of experience in the marine industry having spent 30 years being involved with numerous vessels in all parts of the world. Neal, a New Zealand citizen, has now lived in Australia for several years. It was in New Zealand during the 2003 Americas Cup challenge that Neal and Geoff met when Geoff offered his expertise to come to New Zealand to assist Neal while he worked at 37 South, a sister company to Major Yacht Services.
After spending many years in the tropics Neal has chosen the warmth of Queensland to call home. Geoff has identified a need to offer more on-site support in Queensland after a successful career in NSW and is pleased to show Geoff the gratitude of his support for 37 South from 2003 on a permanent basis.
Camille Lebègue - Marketing assistant intern
Camille was born in the South of France and is currently doing a Degree of Business. In January 2019 Camille commenced employment with MYS. She’s passionate about the yachting industry & Australia, so naturally she decided to apply for work at MYS.
Camille helps the team in all areas but predominantly her responsibility is social media and maintaining the two websites (Major Yacht Services and MYS Superyacht Crew). Her experiences with MYS are providing her with a taste of the Superyacht Industry. Camille intends to continue in this field when she returns to the South of France. During her spare time she loves to experience travel and experience Australia.