Magnums have developed some brilliant LuxuryYacht Service programs for you! Meet our Team!

Josephine Ive

 

Principal and Trainer Josephine Ive is a renowned industry professional in the world of luxury service. 

Josephine’s prestigious career includes her prominent position as the UK’s first female butler where her clients included Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and British High Court Judges. 

 

Josephine has been an Australian resident since 1986 and has taken her culinary and service skills across the globe where she is highly sought after as a hospitality guru, food writer, cookery connoisseur, author and as a world professional in luxury butler training.

Josephine is noted for guiding students with her vast wealth of knowledge, her superior attention to detail and a refreshing teaching method that encompasses traditional Butler training with modern forward-thinking topics. 

 

Josephine is well-known in Australia, South East Asia, Middle East, China and beyond as a highly-respected trainer of professional butlers, valets and luxury yacht stewards.

7 Star Service ™ standards which Josephine has developed are applied to all Magnums Butler Academy training programs.

Kim Woodey

 

Kim joins Magnums as a IAMI GUEST Accredited Interior trainer with almost nine years’ experience working on board large motor yachts, cruising both well-known and far-flung regions of the world. Having worked predominantly as Chief Stewardess and Purser on both private and chartered yachts, she has been involved in all aspects of the daily running of the vessels, as well as refit and new build projects thus she knows first-hand the challenges her students may face.

 

She has trained both shore side and on board as well as in resorts. Drawing on her previous experience as a teacher, Kim is ideally suited to provide a relaxed yet focused environment helping her students gain an in-depth understanding of the highest levels of service, housekeeping and organizational skills.

Lauren Norton

 

Lauren is a yachting veteran of 12 years. She spent 9 years working as the chief stewardess aboard M/Y GU and M/Y Madam Gu.

Having studied with the British Butlers Institute in London, Lauren has been travelling around the world to deliver training to private households, yachts, 5-star hotels and royal palaces.  as a butler and luxury yacht service trainer for the since 2017.

In 2018 she opened Trilogy Luxury Training in Durban North, South Africa. Lauren has a passion for what she does and loves to share her knowledge with others to help them achieve in their role while inspiring them to always strive to deliver the highest standards, particularly Magnums Academy’s 7 Star Service™.

 

Relocating to Queensland with her family in early 2022, Magnums Academy is delighted to announce and welcome former Magnums Academy student, Lauren, to the Magnums Academy team to deliver our signature programs in the fine art of being a butler in the British Style with her amazing flair and professionalism.

 

Gabriel Robert Gliga

 

Gabriel, the latest addition to our team, always enjoys a new challenge that increases the knowledge and skills in the hospitality industry. Gabriel is passionate about cocktails, spirits and cigars. A strong believer in creating teamwork, dedication and passion. Gabriel is manager for Havana Social, a classy, stylish cocktail and cigar lounge in Bangkok. He joined Havana, from Dubai where as head bartender for Treehouse cocktail lounge, in Taj Hotel, he fast became known for flair and passion for cocktails and was shortlisted for Caterer Awards Bartender of the year 2018 and more recently Regional Finalist Thailand For Four Pillars Gin 2019. From Havana Social he regularly guest shifts with cocktail gigs in many of Asia’s 50 best bars, including the list below.

Gabriel will inspire your team with trending and amazing cocktails along with passionate spirit service, developing your teams confidence to new levels with fun demonstrations and ‘live’ cocktail sessions. Gabriel will share his passion for cigars alongside Magnums Academy Principal Trainer, Josephine Ive on a duo gig for budding cigar sommeliers.

 

PR BAR TOKYO, 28HK SINGAPORE, MANHATTAN BAR SINGAPORE, OLD MAN HONG KONG, WISE KING HONG KONG, PONTIAC HONG KONG, JUNGLE BIRD KUALA LUMPUR, TIPPLING CLUB, RED SUGAR BAR HONG KONG, MADAME FAN SINGAPORE, BABA AU RUM ATHENS, DIPLOMATICO GUEST SHIFT " PETER CHUA", RUM WEEK THAILAND