GERALDINE O’BRIEN
GERALDINE O'BRIEN
Commercial Manager.

LENGTH OF SERVICE (START DATE)?

  • October 2014.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF THE JOB?

  • Finding out about a new industry, looking for new business and securing contracts, so that we can continue to grow into the future.

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE AT SCHOOL?

  • A writer.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A TV SERIES BASED ON HIGHLANDER?

  • Dot Cotton from Eastenders (BBC1 soap).

YOUR FAVOURITE BAND OR SINGER NOW AND WHEN YOU WERE 13.

  • When I was 13yrs (struggling to remember that far back!) I loved Rod Stewart or Tamla Motown. Now I appreciate a wide variety of sounds with a major emphasis on anything found on a ‘˜Euphoria’ or ‘˜Gatecrasher’ CD.

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE COMPANY IN 5 YEARS' TIME?

  • Highlander has every reason to continue its successful growth and providing great recycling solutions for Scottish business.

YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE YOU'VE BEEN AND ONE PLACE YOU'D LIKE TO VISIT?

  • There are many places I have loved, including New York, Hong Kong and Venice. I love the Aegean Greek Islands where I have been on holidays since the late 70’s and would like to explore more of them.

AGE AND PLACE OF BIRTH?

  • Stevenage, Herts. Yes…where Lewis Hamilton is from! Ps. The wrong side of 55!

WHAT'S YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE PART OF THE JOB - AND WHY?

  • Working in the rain! It is not the fault of the industry….just the climate in Scotland!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT WORKING?

  • Training in the gym is a must, as is spending time with my daughters and friends when possible. I love fine dining’, music and the Arts’…. and avoid all nature of domestic housework whenever possible!

YOU'RE FAVOURITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME?

  • The Godfather Trilogy – Al Pacino rocks!!

WHAT DO YOU DRINK AT WORK AND WHAT DO YOU DRINK OUT OF WORK?

  • I drink coffee, tea and more tea at work (thanks to Abi) and as far as outside of work is concerned…it depends who is buying!!

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS' TIME?

  • Fit, healthy and happy!

IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT THREE THINGS WOULD YOU HAVE WITH YOU?

  • Robinson Crusoe’s manual for survival, Tesco handmade crisps and a bottle of Wolf Blass Australian Chardonnay.