Pippa Odell – Managing Director
This is the first in a series of bios that are included in our monthly newsletter, so you can get to know the TVision team a little better…..
Pippa Odell is the Managing Director of TVision, and was a founder partner of the company when it started in 1999. Read on out some interesting facts about Pippa below.
Name someone you admire, and why?
Rio Ferdernand – for sharing his experience of loss with the outside world. I think he was brave but by doing so he will have helped a lot of families experiencing loss. Those families would rarely have access to the time/support/funds to be able to explore helping their families recover as he did.
What’s a typical day like for you?
Tea, count horses in field, walk dogs up to the wood, feed horses and wild birds, jump in the car for an hour of quiet to think in the car on the way to the office, coffee, emails, meetings, latest updates from Microsofts dynamics team.
Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
Sports horse breeder (Dressage). I spend a lot of time looking at how horses move, what their bloodlines are and watching dressage competitions – I used to compete and train but now just support others who are riding my horses. (See the picture of Pippa and her horse Ruben below.)
If you could be anywhere other than here, right this minute, where would you be:
At the stables watching the horses being worked.
Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Army, mounted police or physio – not working in an office behind a desk!
Finish this sentence. On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me… filling haynets.
How do you want people to remember you?
A positive individual, kind & inclusive.
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
Managing change, Communication, forward thinking, driven.
Name three words that you describe you: Practical, bright, authoritative.
How do you think your colleagues would describe you?
Bark is worse than bite.
Name something surprising on your bucket list:
I’d love to go whale watching.
Describe a personal goal that you want to accomplish in the next year?
Start riding again.
What publications do you regularly read?
Horse & hound.
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Getting wet & muddy with my two dogs.
What are some causes you care about?
Wild animal populations dwindling especially orangutangs as I was born in Borneo. And humanities effect on the planet, I’m a bit of a recycling nut – especially plastics.
What do you do with friends in your spare time?
That would be horses – my best friend is a professional dressage rider. So we catch up in the lorry on the way to a show.
What would be your personal motto?
Blessed are the quick – is the moto I grew up with.
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