I'm French and studied European Business in France and England. I started my working career by taking on temping jobs in London after graduating from University while applying for graduate placements. My last temping job was as a project support officer on an IT implementation for PwC and they offered me a permanent position as an experienced hire. Since then, I've had amazing experiences helping large clients manage complex transformation. I've built and expertise and passion for managing programmes. My projects have taken me around the world where I've experienced living and working in different cultures and with incredible colleagues from PwC, clients and other contractors.
After my two boys were born I considered leaving PwC as I couldn't travel as much. Fortunately, I asked around and found a role internally where I could apply my project management skills and business experience to help the firm deliver its internal people strategy and help develop our people for the future of work. I feel privileged to work so close to the Board and see how people is at the heart of PwC's business strategy.
I've had different working patterns in the last ten years to fit with my personal life. I started by working 4 days a week, then I used annualised days (i.e. I was paid 80% of my full time salary and could take the time off whenever suited me and my projects), and I am currently working three days a week. In agreement with PwC, I also took an 18 months career break when my sons started primary school 5 years ago.
Outside work, we are a family of keen skiers and sailors, I try to fit as much running, gym and yoga as possible in my spare time, and, being French, I try to bring some of my culture into our family lifestyle. So we love food, entertaining and visiting friends, and having heated debates about things!