Who inspires you?
There are many, but one recent inspiration is Martine Wright. Martine was a victim of the London bombings in 2005. She lost both her legs and, rather than become a hermit, she has spent a decade being the best she possibly can. A true inspiration.
What has been your biggest challenge to get to where you are today?
Taking risks. I've taken many, including buying a restaurant when interest rates were high. In terms of roles, I was asked to head up an eCommerce team when most hadn't heard of eCommerce. I've taken many risks on this journey and I'm pleased to say 90% have paid off. The other 10% has taught me so much.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Go with your gut instinct. Starting my career, like most, I was young and impressionable. I once had a manager who quite frankly belonged in Dickens' age. My heart told me 'get out' but my head couldn't understand why. After 9 months of hell, I walked into his office and politely told him I was leaving. My gut instinct had won and off I walked. From that point on I vowed to always go with what I believe is right, and look where I am today.