What did you want to be growing up?
Originally a bin man and then an army officer.
How (if at all) is the subject you studied useful to your current role?
I did a history degree. It’s not directly linked to what I do now, but I learned how to construct an argument, and that’s something I use daily.
What were your first jobs?
My first job was a six-week internship at Saatchi & Saatchi. My advice is to take any opportunity you get, and turn it into something you can learn from. You might not get a job at the end of it, so what can you learn from it? As long as you leave wiser, that’s all that matters.
Was there anything in particular that helped you the most at the start of your career?
Michelle Greenhalgh gave me my first job at Saatchi & Saatchi and helped me immensely. I had no experience, but she took a chance on me and gave me mountains of exposure to people and opportunities. I’m eternally grateful for that.
Was there a particular project you worked on that helped your development?
I did a couple of big projects for Three, which forced me to grow massively. I’m a big fan of being pushed out of my comfort zone because that’s when I learn the most.