What three words would you use to describe your role?
“Challenging. Rewarding. Interesting.”
You have said that there isn’t a typical day, what keeps you motivated?
“I feel a responsibility for our company to be the best. We have a great heritage and knowledge; that separates us from our competitors. Coming from the shop floor, I empathise with the store staff. I want them to have the skills to be prepared for any eventuality and it’s great to see people succeed.”
Do you have a favourite work event?
“Ski test- it’s hard work but so much fun. Every March a group of us travel to the ski test and range skis for the following year. It is 4 days of serious skiing; we test between 100-150 skis while we are there and there is a responsibility to get the products right. No matter what the weather, we hit the slopes!”
What do you like to get up to outside of work?
“Apart from catching up on sleep which is in short supply with a young baby in the house, I like to sail. I have a dingy which I like to take out on the Bartley Green Reservoir and of course, I love to ski.”
What product that we sell can’t you live without?
“My Hestra ski gloves, they are the best!”
Do you have a favourite brand?
“I’m a product trainer- I love all our brands.”