Why did you choose to join Mott MacDonald?
Having made the move into international health I was looking for a well-respected consulting firm where I could be surrounded by a strong team of in-house experts. Mott MacDonald’s reputation and profile was certainly a draw and I saw the wide range of projects and expertise as a great base from which to develop my own interests and skills, as well as a platform from which to provide a more comprehensive service to the communities that benefit from our work.
What is the best thing about your job/role?
The variety of assignments is great and there’s an open commitment to personal and professional development which ultimately leads to more interesting colleagues and better project outcomes.
How would you describe the culture of Mott MacDonald?
People work hard, but that’s mainly because they believe in our projects. The atmosphere is relaxed and having a good work-life balance is promoted from the top down.
How has your career developed at Mott MacDonald?
My first professional encounter with Mott MacDonald was while I was still at university studying for my Masters. I did a piece of health economics work that supported the SARRAH programme in South Africa and I was invited back to do more. I’ve since broadened my scope of work to cover technical advisory work, business development, and I now manage a team to deliver a large programme in South East Asia from Mott MacDonald’s offices in Bangkok.
What is your favourite past time?
I enjoy exploring new places and experiencing new cultures. I'm fortunate that my role in Mott MacDonald allows me to travel a fair amount, so it's never too hard to find something new to see or do.
If you could only eat one food for a whole a day, what would it be?
It would have to be Thai food. It’s full of flavour, as long as there aren’t too many chillies!