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Red Rock International People in Qatar

Red Rock International has prided itself over the years on its close team of full-time and freelance staff and the increasing network of loyal clients. We hope this page will help you get to know us better in Qatar.


Thomas Smiley
Executive Coach
Thomas was raised in the Silicon Valley, USA and was inbued with that culture of innovation and entrepreneurship from an early age. He has started and run several companies, both in the USA and Turkey. He brings to RRI over 25 years of experience working across cultures with multi-cultural teams. He is an Executive Coach that has had clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

He has been involved in the MEA region for over 20 years.
Thomas is passionate about helping people understand themselves and their roles in all areas of their life, believing that people are most effective when they have confidence in themselves.

Thomas is a Certified Associate Coach with the International Coach Federation. He also holds a BS in Managerial Economics, an MA in TESOL and an MA in Global Leadership, with an emphasis on Adult Education and Lifelong Learning.
Nick Ashley
Senior Instructor & Qatar General Manager
Nick founded Red Rock International in 2001 to inspire, challenge and create a supportive community in which clients and staff would have the stimulus to reach their potential. He has managed the Red Rock International head office in the UK until moving to Doha in 2014 to pioneer the new branch.

His background is in engineering, from which he moved into people development, and has now been designing and delivering innovative training programmes for 20 years.

Nick also loves adventure, whether a family camping trip to Zekreet in Qatar, or mountaineering in Morocco.


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Robert Landon
Senior Trainer & International Director
Robert is an experienced trainer, who spends much of his time designing transformational programs that combing theory and experiential elements. He also coordinates the activities of the five RRI offices and four partners.

Robert first gained experience in the corporate sector through working in the pharmaceutical industry (GlaxoSmithKline). He has qualifications in outdoor and adventure based experiential training and joined Nick in 2005 to develop Red Rock International as a Director.

Robert and his wife Beth have four children who keep them busy outside work. He also loves to go mountain biking, get up to the Scottish Highlands for mountaineering or just to potter about in boats.



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Miriam Ashley
Communications Director
Miriam (also known as Mim), has a background in Human Resources and training.

She is married to Nick and has four children, Andrew, Matthew, Liberty and Jonathan.

Miriam enjoys an active lifestyle, joining Nick and her children whenever possible for adventures on land and water!


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Eugene de Jongh
Business Development Manager
Eugene has international experience in sales and management, having worked in IT and Investment Finance in Southern Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He has led large teams, has a passion for people development and entrepreneurship.

Eugene’s focus is to develop partnerships with organisations to further strengthen the presence RRI has in the local market and to help develop the RRI brand as a mainstay in experiential training and leadership development within the region.

He is an avid sportsman, enjoying adventure racing, multi-day mountain bike races, off-roading, tennis, golf and kayaking.

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Sidney Ramos
Business Development Manager
Sid has over 15 years of experience working with global businesses, and was instrumental in establishing RRI´s Cairo office, designing training relevant to the Egypt market.

He is passionate about developing people in international businesses, working with behavioural analysis and researching best practices in cross-cultural issues and sustainability within multicultural teams. 

Sid is married to Su, and has an adventurous heart, having led overland expeditions to the Sahara and social projects in developing countries around the globe.

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Marina Masterskaya
Programme Manager
Marina is a dynamic young woman, hailing from Kazakhstan, where RRI has been active in delivering large scale challenge events and business training.

Like the rest of the team, she has significant experience in the training sphere, and brings a strong administrative streak to her work.

Insight: Marina loves to travel and is also fluent in Russian.

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Rachel Dickens White
Programme Manager
Rachel has a strong background in learnng program coordination, from five years at Texas A&M in Doha. Prior to this she developed strong facilitation skills working with Leadershape Inc - developer of one of the leading student personal development programmes globally.

Her training in education (MEd from North Carolina State University) and International/Global studies (University of North Carolina) prepared her well for life in an international education company!

N.B. Rachel is currently on maternity leave.

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Rory Mackenzie
Project Assistant
Rory is a recent addition to the RRI Qatar team having first joined us in September 2014, working in the UK.

Rory initially helped design large events such as the MOQP challenge, and is now responsible for large portions of the sales and marketing in Qatar, as well as providing assistance on the preparation and delivery of courses.

Rory has a background in business, having set up a food delivery service at the age of 19, and a keen sportsman having represented Swansea City FC and Welsh Colleges for hockey.

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Matt Low
Senior Trainer
The outdoors and adventure have been a defining part of Matt's life from an early age, and it was not long before he entered the outdoor pursuits world - at one time one of the youngest Mountain Leaders in the UK.

Since then Matt has accumulated a vast amount of experience and expertise, particularly in mountain and expedition travel. He has both lived and worked in Africa and France, so brings a unique flavour to RRI.

Matt is also passionate about training and development: he joined us on BI Group events in Kazakhstan and was a key part of the recent EBDA expedition to Kilimanjaro.

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“ I would like to thank Red Rock International for the wonderful team outing we had last Thursday. We received very positive feedback from everyone. The day was very well organized, your team was very professional, and the activities helped build team rapport while always remaining enjoyable and engaging. We thank you for the unique experience and we appreciate the work you are doing in the field of developing team cooperation. ”
Shymaa Gabr / Cultural Assistant
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