What is your current job and how long have you been doing it?
I am a Senior Manager at KRyS Global. I started working as a Senior Analyst for KRyS Global in the Cayman Islands 5 years ago, and moved to Guernsey in 2012 to open this office. It has been a very interesting and rewarding experience starting a new office in a new jurisdiction, and I have particularly learned a lot about marketing and business development as part of this process.
What does a typical day at the office look like for you?
In my line of work, there is no such thing as a typical day – I often start a day with a task list, that then remains untouched because of the weird and wonderful things that working in restructuring and forensic accounting can throw at me! There will usually be a meeting / teleconference or two with clients or counsel, numerous e-mails, internal planning and review of documents prepared by the Senior Analysts. There’s likely to be some kind of data analysis and consideration of strategy for asset recovery.
If you weren’t doing your current job what would you like to do?
I’d like to be a teacher. The holidays are fabulous! No, in all honestly, I’d love to teach small children. It was what I’d planned on doing until I realised I enjoyed this line of work.
What was your first job?
I made pizzas at the local Pizza Hut. Seems like a lifetime ago, but I made some wonderful friends and realised why a career in money was better than a career in dough!
How long have you been involved in YBG and what have you got out of being a member?
I joined YBG when I arrived in Guernsey, as a way to network and meet like-minded individuals. I think the reason I enjoy YBG so much is because it is “non-denominational” – it is a mix of all sorts of young professionals from a wide range of sectors in Guernsey, which makes it unique. I have also held the office of Social Secretary since the end of 2013 and this puts me in regular contact with the membership base, which is a great way to keep in touch with people!
What is your favourite thing to do in Guernsey?
Cliff walks. Whether it be summer or winter, we have a beautiful coast line that is just begging to be explored. A close second is spending time at the beach.
Which three people would you have at your dinner table and why?
- Jamie Oliver, to impart his knowledge and wisdom of good food;
- Ted Whitten (look him up people, he’s an Australian Rules Football Legend), to talk about what footy was like in the 1950s and 1960s; and
- Jimmy Carr, to provide the light entertainment and so I can hear that laugh in person!