1) What does your role involve?
I am a Project Manager in the Innovation team. I am responsible for the delivery of projects in the Future 50 programme.
2) What skills are required for the job?
It takes many different skills to be a Project Manager. You need to be organised and to be able to identify solutions. However, in order to be truly effective, you have to be a people person. This is a skill I feel is mostly overlooked and under-utilised.
3) What do you most enjoy about your role?
It’s very diverse and enables me to work in different areas of the business.
4) What’s your favourite thing about working for the Shepherds Bush Housing Group?
The people are very friendly. I’ve met some really good people in my short time here.
5) Do you have any advice for aspiring Project Managers?
Do your PRINCE2 qualification and try and gain some experience by volunteering and getting involved in projects. It’s important to pay attention to the PRINCE2 approach. However, do not become too involved in the process in order to avoid losing sight of the desired objective.
6) Which decade do you love the most and why?
The 90s – Manchester United were top of the league and a week never seemed to go by without a great new song coming out.
7) Can you reveal a fun fact about yourself?
I’m a musician and have played and appeared on many recordings. This is something I still really love to do.
8) Who is your hero?
Eric Cantona for being the catalyst for change in Manchester United and for never being afraid to be himself.
9) What is your favourite season and why?
Autumn because of the colours and the 1998/99 season when Manchester United won the treble.
10) What book are you reading right now?
Young Soul Rebels by Stuart Cosgrove. I’ve only just started this so can’t tell you how good it is but its about one’s love for Northern Soul.