Senior Consultant - Emiratisation Practice
t: +971 (0) 58 894 2466
In what areas are you specialised?
After graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Business Studies, I moved to London and started my career in fashion buying. After a few years I took a break to travel around Asia & Australia and on my return signed up with a temping agency, my consultant used to be a Buyer and had moved into recruitment, and that started me thinking about Recruitment as an alternative career…
I have now worked in recruitment since 2005 and I can whole heartedly say it’s a job that has given me more opportunities than I had imagined. I thrive on the business development aspect of recruitment, both in terms of relationship building and exceeding my goals. It’s a job that has allowed me to work all over the world: Edinburgh, Sydney, London and now Dubai. It has been especially meaningful to me to be an Emiratisation Consultant as I am privileged to be given such an insight into UAE Nationals, their lives, culture and traditions.
Tell us about your background:
Born in the UK, I spent my primary school years in Hong Kong and then moved back to Edinburgh for secondary school and university. My childhood in Asia has truly made me feel like a global citizen and I have been fortunate to live in many different cities: London, New York, Sydney, Doha, Singapore and now Dubai. I am married and have two young daughters, my family mean the world to me.
I love travel, sunshine, blue skies, art galleries, paddle boarding and street food!
What inspires you?
My family are the reason behind all I do. I want to give my children the international upbringing that my parents gave to me, and for them to feel at home in all parts of the world.
Someone that you admire
Being the mother to two daughters, it has to be all the amazing women featured in the “Rebel Girl” books!
Blue – the sky and the sea!
Your personal motto
“Life is a journey, not a destination”
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