Alma joined our West Auckland team in September, bringing an impressive skill set after year of working for executives in Dubai and Auckland. We ran her through our Q&A to get to know her better…
Q. What made you want to work for HydroVac?
A. Initially, it was the office location – I was really interested in being closer to home and not needing to travel into the city in traffic. When I was interviewed by GM Dave and met the team in the office, it felt so right and it was an opportunity I couldn’t miss.
Q. What did you do before HydroVac?
A. I worked for 13 years in Dubai in HR and admin with FMCG and multinational companies. One of the companies I worked for in Dubai is a chocolate manufacturer – where I ate at least five chocolate bars a day and would bring home ½ kg of sweets a week… that’s how my sweet tooth started! Then I moved to NZ in 2019 and worked for a recruitment company, managing the admin, HR, payroll and recruitment.
Q. How has HydroVac impressed you so far?
A. I am very impressed by how passionate and dedicated the Hydrovac team is. I am so privileged to be part of a great team who are experts in what they do! The team is very supportive and I’m continuously learning about the industry and Hydrovac every day.
Q. Tell us about your family/home life…
A. I am a mother of three school-aged kids and we recently moved to our Tiny House, enjoying the simple, minimal and practical lifestyle. We love going outdoors to the beach and park, playing basketball or football, or just lounging at home watching movies or a TV series.
Q. How do you relax?
A. I love doing yoga to calm and relax my mind and body.
Q. What would surprise us about you?
A. In my idle time at home, I tend to tinker with stuff – I’ve repaired my kids’ shoes, bags, and clothing. I can also fill my day cleaning or organising, trying to be like Marie Kondo!