Team Coordinator Iona Mackie joins us for this month's team spotlight.
Where are you from?
I was born in the granite city - Aberdeen, and grew up in the centre of Norwich. Many films feature the historic lanes of Norwich, they are truly beautiful all year around.
What has been your education and career path?
I moved to London in 2017 following the end of Sixth Form studying design. Quickly starting my career working for a top marketing consultancy in the ‘big city’. Finding a passion for organisation, planning and processes, I became a Assistant project manager for Commercial Strategy. Having been associated with the energy industry from a very young age, the move to Vattenfall Heat was a perfect match for my next steps
What's something that you've always wanted to do?
I have always wanted to travel with a campervan around New Zealand & Australia, this would also be merged with the hope to kayak, paddleboard or surf wherever we are. Looking forward to planning this in once travel restrictions have been lowered, a backpack and a tent will probably have to do for now.
I’ve also always wanted to be able to fluently speak a foreign language, so I am studying German. It is going well however still a bit of work to go.
What have you been working on lately?
Recently I’ve been working on my personal health and discovery of the healthy mind/ healthy body. This has included researching into gut health, cooking techniques, diversity with diets, different types of fitness and exercise and things that stretch yourself day to day. I have loved making new daily routines, involving meditation and relaxation.
What kind of things do you like to do in your down time?
Down time for me would normally include some type of music, a Scandi crime novel. I also really enjoy planning trips and festivals away, or adventures in a new part of London, finding new and quirky bars and restaurants. Whether it is rain or sun I like to stay busy, creating things to keep me going.
What's something that not a lot of people know about you?
When I was in high school, I was on the Rowing with the England Talent Pathway, competing across the country. Mixed with swimming for the region kept me very busy training before, during and after studying.