Meet the Team

Dale Fisher - CEO

Dale created Proteus in 2020 and heads the Sales department and overseas Operations. His ambition is to make the company strive for excellence and detail, and he ensures every area of the business is cared for.

An interesting fact about you: I love a triathlon and did a full Ironman in 2014.

Childhood dream job: Helicopter pilot.

Where would you like to travel and why? Cuba, to celebrate my next milestone birthday!

Favourite film quote: “It ain't about how hard you can hit it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” - Sly Stallone in Rocky Balboa

Guy Ellis – Recruitment Manager

Guy joined the team in November 2020. He is very much the candidate side of Proteus, helping them find new jobs!

An interesting fact about you: I am named after Guy the Gorilla who was a famous Silverback at London Zoo in the 70/80’s.

Childhood dream job: James Bond’s career seemed pretty attractive as an impressionable 8-year-old.

Where would you like to travel and why? I would be keen to do some proper mountaineering. Everest seems a reasonable place to start.

Favourite film quote: “Kingi you wanker, You arsehole, I hate you heaps, please die soon, in pain.” Ricki Baker in Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Ema Fernandes - CFO

Ema has been part of the Proteus team since 2020 and heads the Finance Department as well as assisting with contracts and logistics.

An interesting fact about you: I used to be the highest ranking female in Yorkshire in Jiu Jitsu.

Childhood dream job: Following in Charlene’s footsteps as a car mechanic.

Where would you like to travel and why? Galapagos Islands to see a giant tortoise!

Favourite film quote: “First learn stand, then learn fly” - Mr Miyagi in The Karate Kid

Mark Fisher - Contracts Manager

Mark qualified as a UK Solicitor a number of years ago and later was a director of a public company involved in finance and commercial asset recovery. He acts as a consultant to Proteus for contractual and compliance matters.

Childhood dream job: To be a ship's radio officer.

Interests: Cooking, photography and reading.

Favourite quote: "Everything comes to he who hustles while he waits." - Thomas Edison

Agnese Kurme – Accounts Assistant

Agnese has been with Proteus since the beginning of 2023. She assists Ema with the financial part of the company and has a passion for numbers and is in deep love with the dynamic world of Finance.

Childhood dream job: I wanted to become a singer and see this great big world while on tour!

Where would you like to travel and why: Japan without a doubt… to see the modern world steeped in tradition (like Tokyo) and picturesque views (like Kyoto).

Favourite quote: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu

Jacqui Todd - Recruitment Manager

Jacqui joined Proteus in October 2023 and her marine knowledge and insight makes her a key member of the Sales Team.

An interesting fact about you: My Dad helped in rehabilitating the nearly extinct Little Black Robin where only one breeding female remained - one of her offspring was named after me.

Childhood dream job: Any kind of driver but preferably a tour bus driver around New Zealand!

Where would you like to travel and why: Japan - specifically Okinawa. Have met some great people from there and the diving looks awesome.

Favourite quote: “How’s the serenity? So much serenity.” – Darryl Kerrigan in The Castle