A boutique headhunting service for luxury yachts & private households.
T: +33 4 92 95 90 99

Who are we?

TCH is the headhunting division of The Crew Academy, founded in 2012. The division started from a growing demand from yacht captains and residential managers to find the highly trained staff.

Milica Seguela – Manager


Milica heads up the team and offers a wealth of experience, having spent her entire career in the service industry, from luxury hotels, private households to cruise ship industry.

She has Hotel Management degree and over 10 years’ experience in the yacht crew recruitment sector placing crew, from junior to senior positions.

Milica is trilingual English, French and Serbo-Croatian. Milica is best placed to find the right fit for our clients and candidates alike.

Lucy Gledhill – Headhunter – on Maternity leave

Having worked her way up from junior stewardess to chief stewardess over her 7 years in the industry, Lucy has an extensive knowledge of interior roles as well as the running and recruitment process onboard.

Lucy joined her first yacht straight out of university and she has never looked back. The industry has given her the opportunity to travel the world and develop skills and expertise quickly and intensely – the way only yachting can!

She understands how crucial it is to get the right people in the right positions. Lucy has now chosen to settle in France and use her onboard experience to help crew and clients make successful and long-lasting matches.

Alex Boughton – Headhunter

Alex made the decision to move into a shore side position after over a decade of working on yachts predominantly as Chief Stewardess. She has therefore acquired a thorough understanding and wealth of knowledge in how the interior of a yacht runs. Having recruited and interviewed many Stewardess’ to work alongside her over the years, transitioning into a shore side role in recruitment was an obvious choice. Alex is focused on helping to find the perfect match between Client and Crew, understanding the importance of a harmonious team.

Catherine Sinclair – Headhunter

Catherine began her career as an English teacher in an International school, helping children learn and grow in a bilingual setting. She later discovered the yachting and spent two years working as a stewardess on boats up to 80m. Catherine is very much people person, she is now happy to use her skills and knowledge to guide others seeking their perfect yachting career and clients seeking their perfect crew member.

Kiera Cavanagh – Headhunter

Kiera is representing us from the Spanish island of Palma de Mallorca and she will be aiming to bring that same level of professionalism and communication that we strive to achieve across all sectors to a new location.

Having spent the past 6 years within the yachting industry, working on boats ranging from 50-130m, and in the recruitment sector prior, Kiera endeavours to combine those skills with her knowledge of the industry to help find those perfect matches for both our clients and candidates. If you are Palma based client or a candidate feel free to contact Kiera directly for a face to face meeting.

Catherine Brooke – Crew Coordinator
Catherine Brooke

Catherine joined us after graduating with a Masters in Management from the University of St Andrews. Having grown up in Scotland and France, she speaks both languages fluently, and has also spent time perfecting her German in Bavaria. She spent her early years on a Scottish island, which triggered her love of the sea, and led her to take up dinghy racing and compete in various countries. She has found a similar excitement in the yachting industry and is looking forward to helping junior crew finding their first roles in the industry.