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

Edel O Connor – Marine Recruiter

Edel has been part of Proteus team since 2022 and makes up the team of recruiters placing technical marine professionals in their ideal roles.

An interesting fact about you: I hold a full collection of Sindy dolls from the 80´s, with house, campervan, full wardrobe collection all wrapped & stored in cellophane – one day they will be worth a million!

Childhood dream job: Ice Road Trucker or Riverdance Dancer.

Where would you like to travel and why? Canada – to take the Rocky Mountaineer train & experience this majestic mountain landscape.

Favourite film quote: "After all, tomorrow is another day!" - Gone with the Wind.

Mara Barrow – Marine Recruiter

Mara landed at Proteus in 2022 as a Marine Recruiter and she connects skilled and reliable Candidates with top Shipyards and Marine Companies. She also updates the jobs on the company website and keeps her fingers crossed every time.

An interesting fact about you: I once owned a Abu Dhabi. It´s a long story.

Childhood dream job: Veterinarian, of course. My first pet dog, Blanqui, said so.

Where would you like to travel and why? Return to every single country I have visited in the last 20 years because I would see it with different eyes.

Favourite film quote: Still deciding on the film quote…but meanwhile, here´s a palindrome close to her heart and which hints at her origins: A Man, a Plan, a Canal, Panama! - Teddy Roosevelt.

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