From Australia To Payments & Cards

From Australia To Payments & Cards 

Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m from Melbourne, Australia which is where I spent the first 25 years of my life. Before moving to Amsterdam earlier this year, I spent 2 very fun years living in London and working for one of the worlds biggest tech companies. I knew from an early age that I wanted to live and work overseas, while experiencing new cultures which is something I’ve always been intrigued to learn more about. I have a Masters In Human Resources and 5 years experience working across HR operations, recruitment and learning & development.

 

What led you to work at PCN?

I had a chance run in with Betsy, our CEO Jordan’s very cute but slight insane beagle. I was relatively new to Amsterdam and after hearing about PCN and what the company was about I knew it was the place for me. Since starting I’ve been on a steep learning curve getting a great insight into how our recruitment consultants work, their areas of expertise in the FinTech space and also massive amount of work the marketing team do in developing our publication and getting our brand out there.

 

What made you interested in people and operations?

I’ve always had a fascination in understanding what people do and how they operate. Combining this with my interest in learning and development has naturally led me to a career in HR operations. I’m always amazed by the common frustrations people have when things just don’t work and the flow on effect this can have on peoples overall ability to succeed in their roles. I enjoy finding new and innovative ways of doing things and seeing the overall impact this can have on peoples roles and how the company operates as a whole.

More specifically what really interests me about working at PCN is the opportunity to grow the business by attracting new talent to join the team and focus on continued development from within.

 

What do you enjoy most about your role?

The thing I’m enjoying most about my role has been the flexibility and openness I’ve been given to work on some exciting projects around employee well being and satisfaction. Having the opportunity to develop these and really understand what is going to have an impact is something I think everyone will get value out of.

 

Finally, what are your hobbies outside of work?

The best part about living over this side of the world is the endless travel opportunities. I try and go to a new city or destination at least once a month, I try and pair it up with a local event or festival to really experience the city.