Meet the team

The team at Creating Waves is made up of a highly experienced group of professional writers, editors and photographers. We use a wide variety of industry experts built up over two decades of working in the marine and media fields. Below are just a few of our more regular team members:

GAEL PAWSON | Managing Director
With extensive experience in the publishing sector, Gael’s work has been published worldwide. A keen sailor her whole life, she has also worked as a specialist commentator on television and radio. Trained in journalism, design and creative writing, (BA (Hons) Creative Arts; MA Journalism) Gael has a widespread knowledge of the use of words and images to communicate effectively. She is particularly skilled at putting together strong teams to redesign or refresh publications or put on events, and is always looking for a ways to improve quality, organisation and efficiency.

In her spare time, which has been in short supply since she had her son in 2013, she can often be found dinghy sailing in Chichester Harbour, painting, working on her novel or baking cakes.

RUPERT HOLMES | Writer, editor and photographer
Rupert is well known for his boat testing and is a highly experienced writer and editor.=

TOM GRUITT | Photographer and videographer
A talented photographer and videographer, Tom is also experienced in image sourcing and editing

ALEX SMITH | Writer and editor
Specialising in the motorboat sector, Alex is a talented writer, editor and video presenter.

PAULA IRISH | Writer, editor and PR specialist
With a newspaper, magazine and PR background, Paula is also a keen sailor.

Claire is widely experienced in all aspects of magazine, brochure, advertising and website design.