Why did you choose to join Mott Macdonald?
Because of the broad disciplinary and geographical scope of projects the International health team is involved in.
What is the best thing about your role?
Working with such a diverse and open-minded team of people, all of whom have done such interesting things and taken such different paths that have brought us to a common place now.
How would you describe the culture of Mott MacDonald?
Welcoming, supportive and authentic. There seems to be a genuine willingness from everyone I’ve come across – from project staff to senior management – to answer questions and provide knowledge where one can in order to make others’ work life easier.
What project are you currently working on?
I am currently the assistant project manager on KalaCORE, a DFID-funded programme which aims to eliminate the public health threat of the neglected tropical disease Visceral Leishmaniasis (or kala-azar, as it is known locally) in six countries in South Asia and East Africa. Mott MacDonald is working in partnership with Medecins Sans Frontiers, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Have you been involved in any charities or done any volunteer work, please explain your involvement?
I’ve a long volunteering history with an Australian NGO called World Youth International, with whom I worked as a team leader on community development projects in Nepal, Kenya and Peru. All were phenomenal, formational and challenging experiences from which I have learned a lot about the world, life, people, perspective and myself.
If you could have any super power what would it be?
Healing. Or being able to speak every language fluently!
Where is your favourite place on this earth?
Home! South Australia - ideally surrounded by my family and friends, with good South Australian food and wine.
If not home, then Patagonia for the breath taking scenery, or East Africa or Nepal where the people are the friendliest I have ever come across.