Lighthouse careers

About Us

About Lighthouse

recruitment service provider

Helping people all around the world land their dream job.

We strive to be the first choice recruitment service provider for both clients and candidates alike. Our goal is to make the recruitment process as smooth and seamless as possible. 

Our recruiters will do the groundwork for you, they interview numerous crews, check their qualifications and references, and listen to both parties to ensure the best possible match.

Our Amazing Team

Milica Seguela

Milica Seguela

Managing Director/Senior Crew and Staff

Milica heads up the team and offers a wealth of experience, having spent her entire career in the service industry – from working in luxury hotels, to private households, cruise ships and the yachting industry. She has a Hotel Management degree and over a decade experience in placing senior crew in the yacht crew recruitment sector, as well as household staff. Milica is trilingual, speaking English, French and Serbo-Croatian.

Catherine Sinclair

Catherine Sinclair

Deck and Engineering Department

Cat started off as a teacher prior to joining yachting. She worked as a stewardess on yachts up to 80m and made the transition to land. Recruitment seemed like a natural side step. She has been in yacht recruitment for 5 years progressing up to the role of Senior Recruitment Consultant, specializing in Deck and Engineering departments.

Shelley Viljoen

Shelley Viljoen

Head of Interior

Shelley brings 3 years of yacht recruitment management experience and a 14-year on-board career, progressing from Junior Stew to Purser. This equips her with a unique understanding of vessel needs. Committed to perfect matches, she's trained in Human Profiling by a Military Officer. Residing in George, South Africa with her family, Shelley cherishes outdoor moments and connecting with loved ones.

Marc Stevens

Marc Stevens

Interior Department

Marc, a British national living in Italy, has a 12-year service history spanning cruise ships, hotels, and roles from Head Butler to House Manager in private estates. He transitioned to the yachting industry, taking senior positions like Chief Steward and Head of Service on yachts up to 115 meters. Now with Lighthouse Careers as an Interior recruiter, Marc leverages his vast experience to assist clients and crew.

Charlotte Cross

Charlotte Cross

Deck Department

Charlotte is British but grew up in Southern Spain. She has worked in the Hospitality industry since the age of eighteen and enjoyed six years in the yacht industry working her way up to the role of Chief Stewardess. Charlotte is thrilled to be joining Lighthouse careers as a Deck Specialist. Charlotte speaks English and Spanish.

Phil Richards

Phil Richards

Technical Recruitment Consultant | Y1 Marine Engineer

With a 16-year tenure in the yachting industry, Phil honed his expertise as a Chief Engineer aboard a number of vessels. Progressing to the role of a Technical Manager. Passionate about steering engineers' career paths, he remains dedicated to nurturing talent and providing invaluable industry guidance to both candidates and clients.

India Thomson Virtue

India Thomson Virtue

Galley Specialist

India has come to us, with 4 years prior experience in yacht and land based recruitment as well as having spent 5 years in yachting. India has a great understanding of both the interior and exterior having worked in both departments and looks forward to recruiting and representing those who are in the Galley moving forward.

Kaoutar Zahouane

Kaoutar Zahouane

Admin/ Digital Marketing

Kaoutar grew up in Morocco and moved to France in 2017. to pursue a career in International Business Management. With the Master’s degree in Marketing, she is particularly passionate about digital marketing and is keen to gain more experience in the recruitment industry. Kaoutar speaks fluent Arabic, French, and English.

Ornela Grmusa

Ornela Grmusa

Administrator

Ornela is Croatian, who lived and worked in the UK for many years. Coming from a seaside town, she loves everything to do with the sea. Ornela previously worked on board cruise liners, as well as in admin roles. She now looks after all things admin and ensures smooth running of our daily business. Ornela is fluent in English, Italian, and Croatian languages.

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