‘You will of­ten find me up a moun­tain in the mo urn es’

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Qwhat’s the best piece of busi­ness (or life) ad­vice you’ve ever been given? Alis­ten first, speak sec­ond and al­ways look for what you can learn from oth­ers. Qwhat piece of ad­vice would you pass on to some­one start­ing out in busi­ness? Aany­thing is pos­si­ble, do not limit your­self by the self-lim­it­ing be­liefs of oth­ers.

Qwhat Athat­was your best busi­ness de­ci­sion? would def­i­nitely be tak­ing this job at the Na­tional Trust. QIF you weren’t do­ing this job, what would be your other ca­reer? Apeo­ple de­vel­op­ment and train­ing. A ca­reer where I would be sup­port­ing oth­ers to ful­fil their po­ten­tial.

Qwhat AIwas your last hol­i­day? Where are you go­ing next? was in Tallinn, Es­to­nia, a few weeks ago and was in­trigued by how old and new parts of the city sit side by side and how their young peo­ple em­brace both. Best ve­gan restau­rants ever!

Qwhatare your hob­bies and in­ter­ests? Atrav­el­ling, run­ning, yoga and walk­ing — you will of­ten find me up a moun­tain in the Mournes.

Qwhat AIis your favourite sport and team? don’t have a favourite, I en­joy see­ing how oth­ers head up and lead their teams. I’m a reg­u­lar part of a Mournes walk­ing group, hav­ing done the Mourne Way Marathon twice, and the Seven Sevens Chal­lenge.


have you ever played any sports? Aten­nis is my favourite although I could do with a few lessons!

QIF AIyou en­joy read­ing, can you rec­om­mend a book? love the old clas­sics… Wuther­ing Heights by Emily Bronte would be my all-time favourite. I’ve al­ways got a num­ber of books on the go.

Qhow­would you de­scribe your early life? Adefin­ing in my love for North­ern Ire­land. I moved here at six years of age and have been in love with the place ever since.

Qhaveyou any eco­nomic pre­dic­tions? Awho knows post-brexit, how­ever, de­pend­ing on the rate of ex­change and other fac­tors, I think we will see tourism con­tinue to grow in North­ern Ire­land. Qhow would you as­sess your time in busi­ness with the Na­tional Trust? Achal­leng­ing and fun. Ev­ery day is a school day with no two days ever the same.

Qhowdo you sum up work­ing in the tourism/ her­itage sec­tor? Avi­brant and wel­com­ing — so many pas­sion­ate peo­ple who are as im­pres­sive as the amaz­ing build­ings and dra­matic land­scapes we have across the coun­try.

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