1988 – 2002 – ILFORD Imaging, 2002 – 2007 ConvaTec, 2007 to date AstraZeneca (MedImmune)
Director – Engineering, Facilities & SHE
AstraZeneca Global Biologics
Head of a Function of 29 Engineering and SHE (Safety, Health & Environment) profressionals – helping to ensure the availability of safe, compliant effective and reliable manufacturing facility for global supply of a flu vaccine.
My Typical Day
Starts at 8am – Reviewing the events of the previous day, agreeing the priorties for the day / week ahead… lots of meetings, planning medium to longer term activities i.e purchasing of new equipment, site development and site activities. Lots one one to one meetings with my direct reports and have at least one, one to one catch up with a members of my team – informal chat…. Monday – Reviewing how we performed as a team during the last 7 days – look ahead over the coming week(s). Site Leadership Team meeting on a Tuesday and Friday. Cross site meetings on a Thursday, varitey of teams developing ideas and best practice – Engineering Professional Development, Risk Management, Helping to support the MerseySTEM Big Bang Fair to be held in Liverpool in July … Hope to see you there !!!
What I'd do with the money
I’d help identify a school where it would make the greatest difference – a school where opportunities are minimal – hoping that it would make a real difference and inspire an array of students…A career in Engineering is very rewarding…I’d like others to share this experience
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Ambitious, witty, family
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Helping scientist saves lives…..
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes… In primary school I had to spend part of the day in reception class
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I’d like to be involved in film production… cameraman or editor….
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Queen, Boxer Rebellion, Linkin Park… anything with a beat and tune !
What's your favourite food?
Chilli and Rice
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Mountain biking and canoeing weekends with my son’s in the Lake District…
Tell us a joke.
What do you call a chicken looking a lettuce…..??? Chicken sees a salad !!!!