Deckers Palma

Each Month we are bringing you an interview with a member of our team, this month we are hearing from Kate Greaves, Sales Director for Deckers, based in Antibes France.


How old are you?

Really?? Can I lie and say 25!!..

ok 34


How long have you worked for Deckers?

1.5 yrs in Palma & now 3 yrs in Antibes


What is your favourite part of your job?

The people and the buzz of the yachting season, and being fortunate enough to live in some very nice places!

And your least favourite?

Chasing money!


Where is the best place you have lived?

Living in Mozambique is an experience I will never forget. It was very humbling to live such a simple way of life.

What irritates you the most as a Manager?

I find it very hard to switch off on my days off!

If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month which would you choose?


If you were in the circus what would you be?

A flame thrower.

What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?

Not strange, but it did make my stomach turn a little in Africa watching a live chicken running around, to then as guests be presented it cooked on a plate, eek.

How much was your first salary?

I worked for Sunsail for a few seasons. Those who have will also remember the dreaded bar bill. I’m not sure I even received a salary the seasons I worked with them lol.

What dead person would you least want to be haunted by?

Jimmy Savile.

What is your party trick?

The cereal box game.

If you retired tomorrow what would you do?

Spend a good amount of time seeing friends and family before disappearing off on a new adventure!

If you could be any age for a week what would you be?


What is the last picture you took on your phone?

My colleague and I at the Bluewater Beach Clean-up in Antibes.

Favourite song?

Bob Marley – Stir It Up.

If a movie was to be made about your professional life, what would be the title?


Who was your first love?

Brad Pitt. I was dreaming!

What is your best Knock Knock joke?

Knock, knock

Who’s there?


Iva who?

I’ve a sore hand from knocking!

Pick two celebrities to be your parents?

Javier Bardem & Penelope Cruz.

What song best describes your work ethic?

Bakerman – Laid Back (soul clap remix). My favourite song to clean to lol.

What kitchen utensil would you be and why?

A whisk. They make everything light and fluffy.

What is your signature dish?

Halloumi & chilli veg skewers grilled on the barbi. And I make a mean banoffee pie.

And what 4 people would be eating it with you, dead or alive?

My Nana, Nelson Mandela, Ricky Gervais, Adele.

What sickness have you lied about so you didn’t have to go to work?

A broken toe which actually wasn’t a lie. I lived at the bottom of a steep hill & walked to work at the time and literally couldn’t get to work.

What book would you have on a desert island with you?

A family photo album.


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