With a career in Nursing, as well as Executive Assistance and Hotel Management, Donna Morris then discovered professional yachting and a career that utilised her entire skill set.
Donna has always loved providing elite level service to guests. After settling back on land after a 7-year international career as a Chief Stewardess/Purser on Superyachts, Donna started her crew training career in 2006 originally teaching for American Yacht Institute and later going into business for herself in Sydney, Australia. She started ‘Australian Superyacht Crew Training’ in 2009 and primarily provides Steward courses and also Chef cross-training. ASC originally became accredited with the PYA prior to the advent of GUEST so it was the logical step to achieve and maintain the prescribed industry standards of training.
Donna is proud to offer GUEST certified training to interior crew students. It’s Donna’s passion to raise the professionalism of the industry by sending out new crew who are well prepared and who understand how it all works and have the right attitude for success and career development. Donna is also a crew agent and her recruitment business ‘Superyacht Crew International’ proudly serves the Superyacht industry worldwide.
In 2015 the ‘Superyacht Australia’ (industry association) named Superyacht Crew International the “Superyacht Business of the Year” Service Provider award and Donna is thrilled to have gained the respect and recognition from her industry peers