What’s your greatest professional achievement?
Specifically, it was being an integral part of the acquisition of Enterprise which doubled the size of Amey, but more generally, being part of the growth of Amey to the company it is today. I was very proud to be appointed as an Executive Director on the Amey plc Board.
What advice would you have given yourself 20 years ago?
You can plan ahead, but your plan will definitely change, so be prepared to be flexible. Also never stop learning, you will never know too much. The day you stop learning is the day you start to become obsolete.
What’s the best thing about working at Amey?
The people. I’ve worked at Amey for a long time, have made many friends along the way and encouraged people to join the organisation. I think it’s fair to say you don’t encourage friends to join a business unless you really enjoy working there yourself!
What are your priorities for the next five years?
There are many challenges ahead. The key however, is ensuring that we continue to improve on our internal processes and put in place a solid strategic platform that will enable us to deliver services to our clients ever more efficiently and effectively, as they themselves are battling with a more and more demanding environment with fewer resources.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I work hard to try to maintain my position in the squash club league (failing miserably!). I hone my financial skills as the treasurer of the “Student Minds” Mental Health Charity and the Kandahar Ski Club. Occasionally I have been known to hit a golf ball and play bridge but not at the same time!