I'm married and have a 2 year old daughter. I'm a mechanical engineer at work and in my free time I like watchoing and playing sports (from football to American football and tennis)
I work for a company with data centres in Europe and Asia, making sure old equipment is replaced (before it breaks down) while keeping the data centre running
Global Switch is a company that owns data centres in Europe and Asia. We rent out space to companies who put their servers (lots of small computers) help them run their businesses.
For the servers to work, we need to provide power (electricity) and also keep the servers cool. I have to make sure that the equipment that provides electricity and cooling is replaced when it gets old so it doesn’t break down and the servers go off.
My Typical Day: I have calls with people in different countries to talk about their equipment and plans for replacing them. I use maths to calculate how much it will cost and when they will have to pay to replace old equipment. I also use maths and science to calculate how much electricity and cooling they will need so we can choose the right equipment
St Georges Primary school, ADT College (Now Ashcroft Academy), St Francis Xavier College, Durham University
11 GSCEs – A*-B, 1 AS Level, 3 A levels, 1 Masters Degree
Graduate – Johnson Controls
Infrastructure and Lifecycle Manager
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Sport loving engineer
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Developed a solution to detect early failure on equipment to save hundreds of thousands of pounds
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My older brother & my own curiosity about how things like fighter jets worked
What was your favourite subject at school?
Maths / PE
What did you want to be after you left school?
Footballer / engineer
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Teaching (Primary or PE)
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Wretch 32 / Lacrae / Shai Linne
What's your favourite food?
Pounded yam / plantain
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Scuba diving in Dominica (especially as I can't swim)
Tell us a joke.
Why are other numbers scared of 7? Because 7 ate 9