What’s your greatest professional achievement?
Every time I lay eyes on Allerton or Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Parks I cannot help but feel immensely proud. However, these are not my achievements but the achievements of many in Amey. I count as relevant personal achievements the occasions where I’ve managed to help a colleague cope with or adjust to any form of change in the business that has resulted in improved performance.
If you could go back 20 years, what advice would you give to yourself?
That would be the version of me that was about to start working for Ferrovial. After the shock of seeing how badly I’ve aged, I’d probably say: Don’t take advice from an old man. Follow your instinct and always try new things, mistakes are going to be much better than doing nothing in the long term.
What’s the best thing about working at Amey?
Commitment. Not just the commitment of our company to the communities we operate in, be it through creating sustainable solutions, actively supporting local initiatives or leading the way to create a more diverse and equal society, but also the commitment of people to delivering the best possible service and the best possible performance. It never ceases to impress me how passionate and invested our people are to doing things well and how committed they are to our values, their teams and to each other.
What are your priorities for the next five years?
Robust and consistent operational performance, broken down into three specific priorities (in this order): Safety, Reliability and Cost Control. On the back of this, sustainable organic growth. Uncomplicated.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
Most of that time is dedicated to enjoying my wonderfully entertaining family (emotionally we’re pure Spaniards), either trying to decipher teenage moods or catching up on the latest year 4 breaktime drama. When they fall asleep I indulge in old movies, vinyls and the odd graphic novel.