What is your greatest professional achievement?
Having worked across multiple sectors in a variety of countries I am a great believer in empowering the right people to deliver clear objectives. I am very proud of my track record in having never failed to turn around an underperforming business. Legacy is visible through the people that have worked with you along the way, have enjoyed personal success, may still call for advice or indeed have become friends.
What advice would you have given yourself 20 years ago?
Be brave and be quick.
What are your priorities in your role?
A fresh perspective is always beneficial when looking at a business. Encouragingly, we have some great foundations on which to stabilise and then grow the Utilities business unit, not least with the knowledge and capabilities that reside within our teams.
Early stage priorities are to set a direction of travel that is clearly understood by everyone, that has a trajectory of improved financial performance with absolute clarity on how we get to where we need to be.
What motivates you to come to work?
The thrill of taking a team on a journey of improvement with a dose of humour thrown in to keep the mood calm.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I am a keen golfer that is desperately trying to hang onto my low (ish) handicap – failing and thinking that I may need to start telling people that I’m left handed with right handed clubs!