Account Director

What do you do for a living?

Key Account Director, Oracle Corporation UK LTD. It is very difficult to describe what I do - a combination of Sales, People & Customer Management

How did you get interested in what you do?

What advice was available to you when you chose this career direction? I don't really know, very little of my career has been planned except that at
university I decided that it would be a good place to be. I tend to know what I don't want to do more than what I want to do...

What was your journey to reach the role you are in today?

2 Degrees.  1. LLB in Scots Law plus a Diploma In Legal Practice. 2. MBA
Both at Edinburgh University. Worked in several IT companies before Oracle where I have been for 13 years.

Talk us through a day in your life

No single day is the same. and rarely does a day end up as it was planned. Telephone calls, customer meetings, internal meetings, travel, occasional time for online admin/email and time to think & plan.  Managing a team and customers.

Was this your planned career when you were 18?

At 18 I planned to study Law then join the Police Force!

What did your parents want you to do?

They wanted to support me in whatever I chose to do so I don't know if they had any preferences.

What advice would you give to someone interested in your career?

Think ahead rather more than I have but also be prepared to be flexible and change direction when you choose or when you have to.
What other career directions could you go in?

Where else might you work within your field other than the job you have chosen?

Sales or Management
Training or Coaching