I am English by birth but have adopted Belgian citizenship. I have lived and worked in different countries around Europe. I have a Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the UK.
I started as an engineer working for a heavy truck manufacturer in the UK as a test and evaluation engineer. I continued to work in the UK in different companies but always involved in evaluation and test for suppliers and manufacturers in the Automotive sector. Towards the end of the 1990's I became a project engineer, leading consultation projects from first customer contact through to completion of the test program and reporting of the results.
At the turn of the millennium, I moved to Germany with my family and worked as a production engineer for a large American owned vehicle manufacturer with responsibility for maintaining the cost, quality balance for all the systems in the door.
In mid 2000, I moved to Belgium where I became a department manager with a large Japanese owned vehicle manufacturer. This involved both management of personnel and liaison to the suppliers who worked with us.
In 2006 I became a Principal Project Manager for total vehicle evaluation, and lead many evaluation teams with sometimes conflicting goals such as cost reduction, performance enhancement and innovation.
In 2016, I retrained in the new General Data Protection Regulation and I am now a project manager and technical writer with responsibility for compliance to ISO 27001 for a global logistics company.
My specialisation: Project and program management and team leadership. Product development and innovation. Physical product evaluation and testing. Risk management and compliance (data protection and data security). Technical writing. Information sharing and technical presentations, learning. Performance coaching.