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What was your background prior to joining Axis?

I’ve worked across business advisory and transformation roles for the last decade. Most but not all of these in capital markets and financial services. I’ve worked independently, and for large organisations.

What is a typical day at Axis like?

Consulting work rarely follows a pattern, with different clients having different working styles and different requirements that a consultant must adapt to.

What is your favourite part about working as a consultant / at Axis?

For me, it’s the niche that Axis has created for itself in the start-up/Fintech world. Working with clients completely outside the corporate mould, attempting to do things that could shake-up an entire industry- it’s exciting! Being so close to the absolute success or failure of a business adds a level of focus different to any large organisation.

What is the most useful career advice you have received to date?

It’s all very well to have good ideas, but always write them down.

People are usually more sympathetic to getting things wrong than you might think, so don’t be frightened of owning up to a mistake.

Never burn bridges- you never know when and where people you have worked with might turn up!

Outside of work how do you spend your free time?

With family mainly, although I still find time to pursue my interests in fencing and motorsport. I also seem to spend a lot of time locked in discussions of a political or economic nature.