Sandra Thornhill

Member Advisor

Within Netherlands Maritime Technology, Sandra is responsible for:

  • Participation in Holland pavilions, trade missions and other trade activities
  • Purchase and sales conditions of the associations

As Trade Promotion Advisor at Netherlands Maritime Technology, I work in what is to me the most inspiring Dutch sector. I am proud of our maritime industry and enjoy promoting it abroad. Together with the Trade Team, I assist our members with exporting their equipment, services, ships and expertise over the borders of the Netherlands.

I have recently asked my family, friends, co-workers and people I know through work if they can describe me in one word. I think this is the best way to describe myself:
I am an enthusiastic, unique, positive, sensational, good, happy, great, awesome, crazy, uplifting, fun, sweet, genuine, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Dutch woman that loves the color orange and enjoys her new hobby, photography.

In my job I seek challenges. I enjoy working with people from all over the world and because people in general inspire me I prefer to work in teams. My work experience in different environments in and out of the Netherlands and at sea enables me to swiftly adapt to challenging situations to achieve my goals. I use my organizational and interpersonal skills creatively to solve problems which gives me great satisfaction. I make well informed and thoroughly considered decisions and I thrive on responsibility.

Aside from work I consider myself an enthusiast and a dreamer. I believe in setting goals, going for it and following your dreams. I enjoy travelling and exploring different (food) cultures around the world. I like positive people, animals and pets. I love nature, music, the sea, water, w(t)alking, (healthy) food, chances and changes, taking on new challenges and my Nikon.

In addition to my role as Trade Promotion Advisor, I am the dedicated contact person (Member Advisor) for a number of members.  I am also pleased to support members with any substantive questions or advocacy related to the sector or individual companies on a (regional, national, European and international level).