1. How long have you worked for Microban?
I started on 13th December 2021 - I'm still finding my feet!
2. What three traits define you?
Honesty - It's not hard, but just be straight with people and they will respect that.
Integrity - Set your own standards, don't be influenced by others.
Sense of humour - if you can't laugh (or be laughed at), something is wrong!
3. What’s one interesting fact about you that people would be surprised to learn?
My Great Great Grandfather was credited with inventing the modern-day leisure caravan in 1885. Google it - Dr. William Gordon Stables - Land Yacht 'Wanderer'
4. Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why?
Probably the Maldives. The scuba diving is out of this world. I'm lucky to have been 5 times and it's just beautiful. Wrecks, whale sharks, mantas, reef sharks, hammerheads, dolphins & turtles - the list goes on!
5. How do you define success?
Contentment - if you are happy that you have learnt something, delivered something, developed as a person, or helped someone - that makes me feel successful.
6. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
It's a tough choice between learn a language or play a musical instrument. I don't have a musical bone in my body but have always had a soft spot for the Saxophone. I'm hoping to learn some languages though through my KAM role in Europe, so maybe I'll do both!
7. What three words would you use to describe Microban International?
Innovative - It's a market where the technology constantly changes and Microban are always looking for new ways to do things.
Global - might sound a bit obvious, but I love the global reach of the business and really enjoy working within that environment.
Supportive - the business has a great vibe about supporting and encouraging you. No-one in the business is unreachable and that's really good to have.
8. What is your favourite thing about working in the world of antimicrobial technology?
It's quite a sexy subject! It's something that adds value, enhances products and has a positive impact. It's pretty difficult not to want to know more about it.
9. If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
Good question. Based on my comment above, I'd like to meet my Great, Great Grandfather - apparently, he was a bit 'eccentric'..
10. If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Spaghetti bolognaise. My signature dish - can be eaten time and time again and always tastes better second (or third) time around!