I left my band at the brink of fame and chose instead to devote my life to all things data. I love the details and enjoy getting the job done quickly and thoroughly. On the rare occasions that there is any time left I go running, play the guitar (only seriously) and stay awake through the night to feed my daughter, Lola.
As the automotive industry moved towards global products and shared content, I saw that Engineers were becoming overwhelmed with trying to manage increased complexity whilst being constrained by systems and processes designed for a simpler world. I am passionate about the quality of interaction between people, and freeing engineers and organisations from the things that weigh them down.
Having known QR_ from the start, I moonlighted occasionally at board meetings whilst I worked as a Director at Newton and since 2014 have been working on strategy and direction with the board and helping build the advisory side of the business with Nick. In summer 2017, I became an actual QR_ and I’m really excited about the QR_3.0 direction and the huge industry challenge we’re addressing.
I am passionate about delivering the best in everything that we do, this extends not only to the quality of our technical work on project but our interaction with colleagues and clients as well as the ethos and culture within the company. In terms of what I know, I have an unwavering belief that we can succeed in any project that is thrown our way, we have the people and the skills to adapt to any environment and understand any situation as fast and efficiently as anyone.
From the start of my QR_ career I’ve enjoyed developing people, teams and business – bringing QR & PDM specialists to the US and APA gives me that same opportunity which I employed growing our UK firm. With great product data specialists underpinning all successful and efficient OEMs I'm certain that QR's global drive will go from strength to strength.
After 25 years improving the state of the art in aero engines with Rolls-Royce, a chance meeting with an former colleague led me to the door of QR_. The QR_culture, the ambition and the focus on delighting their customers has really captured my imagination. I am delighted to be advising them on their journey into aerospace.