Since graduating from university, I have lived and recruited in three different countries UK, Spain and South Africa. In each location having the opportunity to build an amazing network, develop my skill base and have a myriad of life experiences.
Being based in Cape Town gives you easy access to the entire African region and some of the fastest emerging markets in the world. Here in South Africa we are experiencing a technology revolution – and the Silicon Cape draws many similarities to Silicon Valley such as Culture, Talent, Access to Funding, Support Networks, Infrastructure and Research Institutes.
I came from a background in Oil & Gas recruitment, but when I first landed in The Cape and saw the levels of technology innovation, development and drive, I knew I had to be involved in the technology market and more specifically FinTech and application development.
Since that moment I have immersed myself in the local market, attending networking events, hosting coding days at our offices, working onsite with my clients. I knew to really make a significant impact in South Africa I would need to live and breathe my market. Hopefully the clients I work with see these benefits through the speed and quality in which I provide their short lists.
Living in Cape Town for nearly two years means you will naturally get involved in outdoor pursuits and I’ve always been a sports fanatic playing semi-professional football in the UK and club level in Gibraltar. It didn’t take me long to join the local club, however the country has given me the opportunity to experience many new pursuits. In 2016 I ran with the CloudStream office at the Cape Town “run for peace” and have now begun serious fell running. As a main hobby alongside many “white collar” boxing events for local charities. You can even see me on You Tube!!!