Graham Raspass was born in the UK where after completing his studies at Bristol he then joined Rupert Murdoch’s New Ltd and over the next 17 years worked for News Corporation in the United Kingdom, USA and Australia. During his time with News Corporation Graham held a wide range of executive positions including Advertising Sales Director News Ltd Australia, Assistant General Manager News Ltd Sydney and Managing Director, Cumberland Newspapers.
Since 1993 he has been Director of his own company specializing in organizational development and performance improvement. The company BSI Learning employees some 40+ people and has office along the east coast of Australia.
In 2007 Graham decided it was time to look for a business opportunity that would enable him to combine his passions for sailing and creating start up businesses. After 18 months of research Graham launched SailTime® Australia and New Zealand in April 2009 and opened the first Australian base, SailTime Newport ,on the beautiful Pittwater some 18 nautical miles north of Sydney harbour. In addition to being a qualified Inshore Sailing Instructor Graham is also an active member of his local Royal Volunteer Costal Patrol operating out of Broken Bay.
As Australian Managing Director, Graham handles all aspects of SailTime® in Australia & New Zealand
Jonathan is a successful business professional who has held key sales and marketing roles at Fortune 500 companies. His high-level management experience includes serving as the European Director of Marketing for Polaroid’s Graphics Division, Northern European Regional Director for Getty Images and Global Product Manager for Kodak Professional. An avid Sailor, Jonathan’s 20-year love affair began with dinghy boating and now includes over 12 years of yacht boating around the world. He is a qualified Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster. As European Managing Director, Jonathan handles all aspects of SailTime® in Europe, UK and Ireland.
George is a New Jersey native with a background in project management and business operations. A successful entrepreneur, he began his career as a project manager with Motorola where he managed large scale multi-million dollar private and public sector projects and honed quality and customer satisfaction skills. More recently, George ran his own consulting business that served the Airline, Insurance, IT, software and telecom industries. As President, CEO & Founder of SailTime® George is responsible for the strategic direction of the business as well as developing and maintaining key partnerships and relationships. He also serves on the Executive Committee of The SailTime ® Group. An avid sailor, Bonelli has achieved his ASA instructor certification in addition to having sailed throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Adriatic Seas and across the U.S.
Wayne, a retired CPA, has assumed the role of CFO for SailTime and will be responsible for the strategic financial operations of the business. In 2005 he also started and still owns the SailTime® Virginia Beach franchise and an American Sailing Association (ASA) sailing school in Norfolk, Virginia. He also serves on the Executive Committee of The SailTime® Group. In addition to his role at SailTime® he currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Security Benefit Corp in Topeka, Kansas and California Casualty Indemnity Exchange in San Mateo, California. Previously, Wayne served as CFO for the National Education Association, where he spent 32 years. Wayne has been sailing for over 35 years, has several blue water experiences and is an ASA certified sailing instructor. As President and CEO, Wayne oversees the world wide operations of SailTime ®.