We had the pleasure to do a Q&A with Sally Powell, Managing Director at PAI Health.

Thanks for sharing your insights Sally! It’s great to have you and the team being a part of our ITM community.

“I enjoy catching up with people who know more than I do, being in a room where you don’t think you are the brightest person in there and the other people think differently to what you do is very important for your growth, both professionally and personally. The more you do that the more you will learn, grow and the more you will succeed, without a shadow of a doubt.”

- Tony Hughes, Co-founder and Commercial Director of CityCurator.

Thank you for sharing your story, insight and experience Tony!

Q1: Describe your role briefly and tell us what are the key skills required to perform your role effectively.

Product knowledge and underwriting are key skills along with customer relationship management. People skills for internal & external stakeholders

Q2: In your own professional journey have you had mentor/s and how has it impacted you/ your career?

Yes, since the start of my corporate career I have had many. Even with career advancement and progression, I have mentors at all times. For corporate as well as personal

Q3: Why is mentoring others important to you?

It has helped me and I like to share my knowledge and experience with others to be their best and achieve their goals and objectives in life

It’s a pleasure to introduce you to our latest mentor, Matteo Dayem, Executive Brand Chef @ Power International Company.

Thank you for sharing your genuine and inspiring thoughts with us Matteo — all aligned with our values, professional and personal!

It’s great to have you on board.

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What is diversity and inclusion?

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