Marlies has worked in planning communications since 2007, devising and carrying out complex communications strategies for often controversial development projects including renewable energy installations, regeneration projects, residential and mixed-use developments. She joined Cratus in 2015 and is a Director in the Southampton office.
Marlies has worked all around the country, from Caithness in Scotland to the Isle of Wight. From working on a wide range of projects in the built environment sector, she has developed an in-depth understanding of how large-scale developments can be successfully introduced to, and integrated with, the communities that host them, overcoming initial opposition.
Marlies is from the Netherlands and worked there as a communications consultant for YACHT, a recruitment and secondment agency owned by the Randstad Group, before crossing the Channel and settling in Dorset.