Shirrell Heath, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 2JY

Tim Hughes

Operations Manager

Tim has over ten years of experience in the training and development world. Before joining HPD he was Director of Operations for The United Kingdom Sailing Academy (UKSA), one of the world’s leading watersports institutes, where he was at the forefront of industry development for all aspects of marine training and leisure activities.

Tim’s career path has led him to run marine operations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Middle East, Mediterranean and Australia. Diverse environments such as leisure and tourism, local education and professional training means that he has a broad commercial experience with a positive customer driven service ethic.

His experience leading teams and projects in demanding and difficult situations means he brings a wealth of knowledge on how to deliver team performance at the highest level. 

Tim works with companies such as BT, Credit Suisse and Mouchel Parkman at all levels specialising in leadership and team development. 

He is a highly qualified watersports instructor but also enjoys spending time off the water participating in outdoor sports such as off-road motorcycling, skiing and spending time with his family.