IT Team Leader, Hong Kong
No two days are the same in my role, which makes for challenging and varied work.
I joined A&O upon relocating to Hong Kong from the UK back in 2014. What attracted me to the firm was the opportunity to develop my career. I believe that the diversity of its people, work ethic and culture is what makes A&O a great place to work and to grow.
I manage a high performing team to provide a responsive and proactive support service, as well as acting as IT ambassadors to promote and encourage technological enhancements. No two days are the same in my role, which makes for challenging and varied work.
What I enjoy most about my role is being able to support a variety of people within the office and also to work alongside my counterparts within the wider global IT team. It is evident to me that although we are physically based in different offices, we still work as one big team. A&O has also given me opportunities to travel and work in other offices around the network. A couple of highlights were spending a few weeks supporting our Sydney office and attending a team building event in Phuket shortly after I joined A&O.
Outside of my role, there are numerous volunteer schemes and committees to get involved in. For example, my involvement in pro bono work such as the Engage Community Business, a 6-month programme to positively impact disadvantaged teenagers through mentorship. I am also a member of the social committee, and have enjoyed organising wonderful activities for our colleagues. These activities offer me the opportunity to learn something new and to work closely with others.