Sabine Julien – Finance Manager (mat cover)
With our existing finance manager going on maternity leave, we are delighted to welcome back Sabine Julien to the finance function as a maternity cover contract.
Name someone you admire, and why?
I admire scientists who’s minds are set to think outside the box. People that invent and discover amazing things against all odds: Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, Alexander Fleming, Michael Faraday to name a few.
What’s a typical day like for you?
6:30am get up and get children ready for school, then coffee and catch up on news, Log in and start work around 8:30-9am, in the evenings get children to and from after school activities. Evening dinner and homework and I get to exercise for 30 min (not every day). Then bedtime routine. It is pretty much a Groundhog day Mon-Fri.
Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I enjoy photography and used to be good at it. Hoping to get back into it now that the children are older.
If you could be anywhere other than here, right this minute, where would you be?
On the Beach
Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Finish this sentence. On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me...
in the garden with a coffee cup in my hand
How do you want people to remember you?
Professionally – great team member, to others – a good friend, great mother, non-judgemental, supportive human being.
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
Help make the business more profitable. Review processes and improve cross-department communication.
Name three words that you describe you.
Honest, Approachable, Helpful.
How do you think your colleagues would describe you?
Team player, work hard to deliver to deadline, working towards changing things for the better, knows how to have fun.
Name something surprising on your bucket list
Go to Costa Rica and work as a volunteer for marine preservation project (when I retire).
Describe a personal goal that you want to accomplish in the next year?
Get back into photography, sign up for ballet lessons
What publications do you regularly read?
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Gardening, Photography, drawing, ballet
What are some causes you care about?
Environment - I try to recycle and upcycle, not buy new if things can be fixed.
What do you do with friends in your spare time?
We go for long walks, have dinner and wine together, camping trips, festivals.
What would be your personal motto?
Enjoy life, and be there for your family and friends.