Tell us about your role at Capita Local Public Services?
I’m based within our North Tyneside Partnership and my role is diverse. I’m responsible for the management of statutory compliance on behalf of the council and maintenance of the council’s buildings and public realm open space. I also oversee a range of energy management work, including ensuring the accuracy of incoming bills and maximising energy savings.
What is your biggest success or proudest moment at Capita?
I joined the company as an Asbestos Co-ordinator so it was a proud moment when I was nominated for the job I have now. I’m also proud of what I’ve achieved since taking on the role.
If you could describe Capita in three words, what would it be?
Fast-moving, diverse and challenging.
What do you like most about your role?
I like the challenge and the variety – no two days are the same. I used to be in a private sector role but now, working with North Tyneside Council, it’s very public sector-focused and that’s a side I enjoy.
Tell us something people might not know about Capita Local Public Services?
I don’t think people are aware of the breadth of services that we deliver. In the North Tyneside Partnership alone, we are providing the likes of Building Control, Environmental Health and Highways services.
Over to you…
When you were a child, what did you dream of being when you grew up?
I wanted to be in a position where I had quite a lot of responsibility and I do have that with this role. I always see myself as a good problem-solver and there are lots of opportunities within this role to develop solutions to issues.
What do you do in your spare time?
I have two young children and I dedicate my time outside of work to them.
If you had to eat just one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Chicken Jalfrezi. I like a lot of international foods but that would be my pick.
What was the best piece of advice you ever received?
Always treat people with respect and don’t ask anyone to do anything you wouldn’t do yourself.
Tell us something people might not know about you
That I’m very much a family man. I’ve a wife and two children and they are my focus.