Date of Birth: 4th August 1982
My career to date has presented many challenges and I have undertaken a range of diverse roles in geophysics and business development, as well as in banking and teaching. At each stage, I have aimed to learn from my colleagues and from the challenges themselves to gain insight, knowledge and to improve my skill-set.
In 2007, I emigrated to Italy. Beyond learning a new language, living and working abroad has demonstrated the importance of being adaptive and I have learned extensively from the Italian culture. I have always enjoyed embarking on new ventures, whether of a work or cultural nature. I am ambitious, passionate and committed in all I do and this is apparent in my professionalism, communication with others and well-rounded interpersonal skills. I also like to think that I am very approachable.
08/09 – Date International Business Development: Tele-Rilevamento Europa, TRE (Milan, Italy)
TRE is an SME spin-off from the Polytechnic University of Milan, specialising in monitoring ground movement by processing satellite-borne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery.
· Identification of new client base and client contact
· Sales process management from start to close (client visits, tailored proposals, pricing, closure)
· Creation and implementation of market-specific business plans
· Salesforce administrator including creation of KPI tools and analytical dashboards
Specific markets under my responsibility are underground gas storage, infrastructure, nuclear and natural hazards. Sales have grown year on year, doubling each year for the last two years. Travel is frequently required, including client meetings, training days and international conferences. Extensive knowledge has been gained through project management.
08/07 – 08/09 Contract English Teacher (Milan, Italy)
TEFL, IELTS, BEC and CAE exam preparation for individuals, businesses and general English through in‑house training, lectures and freelance teaching at private schools.
12/06 – 08/07 Portfolio Manager: Royal Bank of Scotland, Commercial Banking (London, UK)
Portfolio management for key accounts with turnovers of £1-25m. The role provided an excellent insight into business development, client relationships, commercial banking and dealing with varying size companies from start-ups to established businesses.
10/05 – 12/06 Project Geophysicist: Zetica (Oxford, UK)
Project management, responsible for work conducted on-site, resource management and reporting. Role specifics included subsurface survey design, on-site data collection and data analysis. I worked on multiple bespoke shallow geophysics projects including unexploded ordnance detection and subsurface risk mitigation to full utility surveys. Techniques used included: seismic, radar, electromagnetism and resistivity.
10/04 – 10/05 Temporary Positions (UK)
· Accounts Payable at British Gas
· Direct Sales at ETM Marketing
09/03 – 09/04 Masters of Research in Physics of the Earth and Atmosphere: Pass with Merit
School of Earth and Environment (University of Leeds, UK)
· Thesis: “The trigger mechanism of low-frequency earthquakes on Montserrat”
· Course: Study of the Earth’s processes, monitoring techniques and mathematical analysis
· Fieldwork: Installation of a tiltmeter and seismic network on active volcano (Montserrat, 2003-4)
09/00 – 06/03 BSc. Geophysics: 2.1 with Honours
School of Earth and Environment (University of Leeds, UK)
· Thesis: Tiltmeter analysis for eruption prediction on Montserrat, West Indies
· Course: Analysis using mathematics and physics to explain the Earth’s events and characteristics, e.g. earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, global warming, tectonic plate movements, etc.
· Modules: volcanic & earthquake processes, atmospheric studies, tectonics, oil production, mining
09/93 – 06/00 Maidstone Grammar School (Maidstone, UK)
· Strong communication and interpersonal skills
· Adaptive to new and challenging environments
· Creative and innovative thinker
· Clear, precise and articulate reporting
· Cooperative, efficient team player and strong multitasker
Languages English: Mother tongue
Computing Operating Systems: Windows, Linux/UNIX, Mac OS
Publishing: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator
GIS: ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Geosoft Oasis Montaj
CRM & Financial: Salesforce (administrator), SAP, Open Accounts
Programming: Fortran, Matlab
Web: CSS, Flash, Dreamweaver, DotNetNuke
· Energy, the Environment and Our Future: distinction (Coursera, Pennsylvania State Uni., 2014)
· TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification (Oxford, 2007)
· British Geophysical Association poster award (University of Liverpool, 2004)
· Duke of Edinburgh Gold award, (University of Leeds, 2002)
· Crest Masterclass award (University of Surrey, 1997)
· Private Pilot’s Licence PPL(A) with SEP(Land) and SEP(Sea) ratings
· Full, clean car & motorbike driving licences
· Solo gliding wings (RAF Manston, 1998)
I am passionate about learning from cultures different to my own, visiting new environments and meeting unfamiliar people. An important lesson learned has been that I have gained significant respect for others and their differing opinions – a strong starting point for successful relationships, I believe.
I also enjoy regular running (½ marathon, StraMilano), rugby, swimming and golf. I cycle almost everywhere – in 2007, I completed a trip from London to Edinburgh (650km) in five days to raise funds for the National Epilepsy Society. I am also a keen musician, playing the piano, trumpet and guitar in my spare time.
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