What’s your background and how did you come to work at Howgate Sable?
Having toyed with the thought of joining the RAF at 18, I decided to go to university to study Organisation and Management. After working on a lean project during my industrial placement, I received an offer to work for a tier-one automotive manufacturer as part of a team setting up new facilities. By the age of 22, I was managing the supply chain over two sites supporting big OEMs like Land Rover and Rover, amongst others. I moved into aerospace in 2000, joining TRW ASG, where I worked as a supply chain manger before joining the central HQ team working in programme management, customer support and six sigma. That was the experience that set me up for executive search, though I didn’t know it at the time.