Q: What is your official job title? A: PSP Operations Manager.
Q: How long have you worked for AWOL? A: Since August 2021.
Q: What did you do pre-AWOL? A: I was the Fellow of Natural History at Winchester College in Hampshire from 2020-2021. Prior to that I was a Special Projects Manager for Chandragiri Cable Car in Kathmandu Valley in Nepal from 2017 to 2020.
Q: Describe a typical day at AWOL. A: All Operational Logistics relate to planning for Race Days. I usually try and go to events as a Producer to observe everything working smoothly, if we have multiple events then I might stay in the office to oversee them all.
Q: What do you love about your job? A: The variety and meeting lots of interesting people!
Q: Name one thing in the industry that you would like to fix. A: There is not enough standardisation so our contracts with different organisers are often very different causing lots of logistical issues. Having standard accepted practices would help enormously.
Q: What’s the best thing about working at AWOL? A: The variety of projects I get to work on which keeps me busy and interested. AWOL is a very agile company, and we can solve problems very fast because of this. We don’t have the complex machinations that the bigger companies do. We also allow our staff a greater degree of autonomy to solve problems themselves.
Q: When you’re not working what are you doing? A: Adventure sports with my wife and kids.
Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A: A survivalist/naturalist.
Q: What is number 1 on your bucket list? A: To climb Mont Blanc with my wife and two children.
Q: What’s your go-to karaoke song? A: Britney Spears! Or Opera.
Q: Who inspires you? A: David Attenborough (wildlife), Ray Mears (bushcraft), Harrison Ford (films).