Emma Aylett grey background colourWith over 20 years’ experience in business operations, Emma and her family moved to the UK from Australia in 2014. She now oversees Client Engagement, Strategic Partnerships and Internal Operations for Farrell Associates.

In addition to Farrell Associates, Emma helps her husband pastor a church in Buckinghamshire. She also spends time working with a number of charities and relaxes with her family, travelling and exploring new places.

What was your first job?

I was a team member at McDonalds

What’s the best piece of advice you could give someone?

Back yourself! You can achieve anything

What’s the skill you’d most like to have?

I’d love the ability to know when to speak and when to be silent

What’s your favourite holiday destination?usa

Country USA

What are you passionate about?

Connecting people

What would be your perfect day away from work?

Sleeping in, late breakfast followed by a day out with my husband and kids

What’s your greatest business achievement?

Making the transition from corporate Australia to corporate UK without going backwards

What’s your greatest personal achievement?

My family

doryWhat’s your favourite quote or motto?

Just keep swimming

What’s the best/worst quality in a leader?

The best qualities a leader can have are integrity & humility; the worst is personal promotion

What would you choose as your last meal?

Something Italian

What’s your favourite pastime/relaxation activity?

Reading

What can’t you live without?

My husband and kids

Name one person you’d like to have dinner with (and why)?qe2

Queen Elizabeth II – I’d love to know how she does all that she does!

If you weren’t in your current role, what would you be doing?

Running a charity

If you could have any superpower what would it be (and why)?

The ability to control time – I could speed it up or slow it down as I needed to

What in life are you most grateful for?

My husband and children

What is your favourite film (and why)?jane austen

Anything Jane Austin – I love the simplicity of life back then

What is your most treasured memory?

The day my kids were born

Dogs or cats?

Definitely dogs!

Read Emma’s blog post ‘Enjoy the Journey’ here.

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Charlotte Robinson, Administrator