What does a typical day at work involve?
Lots of coordination and project progress meetings, some analysis, lots of communication or preparation for communication, some people management, and some coaching.
Did you have any role models when you were younger? What inspired you to do the job you’re doing now?
Both of my grandparents worked in the motor industry in the middle of the 20th century in Coventry. I was also inspired somewhat by Thrust 2 land speed record project, and many automotive products of the 1980's.
Any influential toys during childhood?
I'd remember trips to the local paper shop to buy a new matchbox toy car, and building a sizeable collection. I had an outdoor pedal car too. That passion developed through Lego, the first Technic Lego sets, and then Radio-Controlled Tamiya model cars.
Your favourite subjects at school?
Craft Design & Technology, Science and Physics, Art.
9 GCSE's C+; BTEC NC & HNC; BEng(Hons, MSc).
Your reason for choosing this career?
My passion for Engineering and Science.
Tell me about your career path to date?
Automotive product Engineer --> Lead Project Engineer --> Lead Product Quality Engineer --> Product & Process Quality Leader --> Business Improvement Manager.
If you could have any job what would it be? How does it differ from what you’re doing?
Product Design - Aesthetic.
Your advice to a young person considering a career in STEM?
Follow your passion.