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Australia / Advisory marketing administrator

Ashley Leong

"There’s always something interesting to do, an exciting project or bid to work on. This definitely makes my job fun and enjoyable."

Why did you choose to join Mott MacDonald?

A big factor for me when doing my research on the organisation was the emphasis on equality, diversity and inclusion. I also absolutely love how Mott MacDonald is committed to adopting sustainable and socially responsible policies on a global level.

What is the best thing about your role?

I definitely enjoy the collaborative working style of Mott MacDonald – I get to work closely with colleagues not just from different states, but from different countries on various bids and projects.

How would you describe the culture at Mott MacDonald?

Respectful, inclusive, fun and progressive
What inspires you about your work? Being part of a global organisation that delivers city-shaping projects and life-changing sustainable engineering solutions.

What are the top two things you have learned while at Mott MacDonald?

1) Learning about Mott MacDonald’s collaborative tools, apps and systems.
2) Learning to be more effective in my role.

What were you expecting when you joined Mott MacDonald?

A normal 9-5 job at a consulting firm.

What has surprised you since starting with Mott MacDonald?

Since I started with Mott MacDonald, no two days have been the same! There’s always something interesting to do, an exciting project or bid to work on. This definitely makes my job fun and enjoyable.

What would your perfect day consist of?

The perfect day will see me waking up to a gorgeous spread of buffet breakfast with all my favourite food, followed by swimming with the diverse ocean life in the clear waters of Boracay Island and going for fresh mango lassi breaks and amazing local Filipino food with my partner and best mates. The night will end with a fun karaoke session where we sing our hearts out to 80s and 90s songs.

If you were to live anywhere, where would it be?

I already live in a wonderful city – Adelaide.
I wouldn’t mind living in Thailand (e.g. Phuket or Chiang Mai) for a short stint.

What is your favourite past time?

Snuggling into my pyjamas with a book/movie.

Have you been involved in any charities or done any voluntary work?

Back in Kuala Lumpur, I volunteered at a soup kitchen once a week over a period of two years. I got to know people from all walks of life and learned of life stories from those who wanted someone to listen. The experience opened my eyes to the reality of life, of how harsh it could get, to not judge any book by its cover. It also reminded me of how fortunate I am, and to never forget to count my blessings.

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