What do you most enjoy about your job?
I enjoy working with like-minded professionals and playing an active role in various networks in the organisation. This has helped me to build and establish good working relationships in the community and across the organisation. I also love helping others through mentoring, coaching and sharing my knowledge and experience.
What’s the greatest achievement (in your role) to date?
In my first role in DE&S, I led the Air Commodities team to achieve the successful development and implementation of their quality management system. As a result, I also received a Director Air Support Commendation to recognise my leadership, drive and determination.
In my current role, I was selected for the DE&S High Potential talent scheme which made me feel recognised and valued in the organisation. The scheme has provided a brand-new insight into how to become a great leader in DE&S, helping me to become more self-aware and work closely with others to bring out the best in me.
How do you build a successful career at DE&S?
With ambition, resilience and agility. Be enthusiastic, determined, motivated and pro-active. If you strive to be better, seek and accept opportunities or challenges where possible to show your willingness to develop and learn new skills. Be prepared to make a conscious effort to push yourself out of your comfort zone with any opportunities you are presented with.
What motivates you?
I’m a delivery-focussed person so when I think about the end result, I feel motivated to achieve results and success. Once achieved, I feel a great sense of accomplishment for the value I have added to the business and my personal achievement. I am also a firm believer that it is important to remember how important you are in this organisation and how you could be making a difference for the Armed Forces.