Why did you decide to join Mott MacDonald?
I decided to join Mott MacDonald because I was attracted by the prospect of working for a large international consultancy offering overseas opportunities and working on various cutting edge projects in the water sector.
What is the best thing about your role?
The best thing about my role in Mott MacDonald is that I can actually directly contribute to change in developing countries and that I am in touch with the whole range of stakeholders covering the local population, NGOs, International Donors and Ministries to improve access to the water and sanitation in Africa. In addition to working on projects, I enjoy the fact that I was given the opportunity to start a new business in Rwanda. I feel like I am creating a start-up, but with the support of an experienced business, which is exciting.
How would you describe the culture of Mott MacDonald?
The Mott MacDonald culture is about passion for challenges and delivering high standard work and the PRIDE values describe the Mott MacDonald culture well. I would also say that it could be summarised into “projects first” with an equal level of commitment across all colleagues I have been working with.
How many years have you worked for Mott MacDonald, and what has been your proudest achievement to date?
I have been with Mott MacDonald for over 10 years. My proudest achievement to date was to convince, with one graph I had prepared, the Minister of Infrastructure of Rwanda that the best way to address the water shortage of Kigali was to follow our technical recommendations to get a new water treatment plant through a PPP, whilst this had never been done in East Africa.
What has been your favourite Mott MacDonald social event?
The Mott MacDonald sports day every year is always a great event. I managed to participate several times and it is always enormous fun with colleagues
Do you have a hidden talent? If so what is it?
For several years I have been doing acrobatic rollerblading as a semi professional. When I was in Cambridge I even started a rollerblading club where I was giving free rollerblading lessons to colleagues and their kids.