Why did you decide to join Mott MacDonald?
Post-graduation I was looking for an adventure. I joined my local office in Cambridge, UK with agreement to transfer to Vancouver, Canada 6 months after I started.
What is the best thing about your role?
My days are varied and always full of surprises. A day often involves working with clients helping them deliver their projects, leading debates and stretching my views in project management.
How would you describe the culture of Mott MacDonald?
A relaxed but professional culture. Customer and solution focused with a lot of nice supportive people.
Where have you travelled with Mott MacDonald?
I’ve been in Singapore now for over a year and travel extensively to Indonesia, Malaysia and other Asian countries. Since leaving my base in London of seventeen years. I’ve been able to intersect my career with three years in Vancouver - Canada, two years in Bergen - Norway and numerous short assignments.
Are you involved with any charities or do any volunteer work?
I’ve been involved as an Independent Monitor sitting on a board within the UK prison estate. This involves scrutinising the treatment of detained people and being able to give public confidence that an appropriate balance is maintained respectfully. This has been fully supported by Mott MacDonald and has given me a very broad perspective of society and how we can affect it.
Do you have a hidden talent? If so what is it?
I’ve been told, I’m quite a good painter (not of the walls and skirting-board type). People often view creativity and engineering as exclusive of each other but I don’t feel they have to be.