Andrea Glenton

Executive Transformation Consultant

How did I get here?

Somewhere in the dim and distant past I started my career as a graduate trainee in the HR department of a multinational chemical company, studying for my CIMA accounting qualification and working on a very early SAP R2 implementation. This very happy and rather eclectic start seems to have set the tone for the rest of my career .

After passing my exams I thought I should actually do some accounting and I took a role as a management accountant at a local water utility company. The company was soon bought by a neighbouring organisation and IT called me back to my first project management role, implementing Oracle Financials for the newly merged organisation. During that time I’d had an opportunity to work with some amazing people at PwC so when the project ended I gave up finance for ever and ran away with them to join the wonderful world of consultancy.

Over the next 16 years with PwC and then IBM, I lived out of a suitcase working in a range of roles, industries and countries. There are far too many to list here but they have all added to my breadth and variety of knowledge and given me some memorable life experiences. Eventually I realised that I’d become a bit jaded by corporate life and needed to spend a bit more time at home, closer to my community so in 2014 I became a project manager for a national care provider before joining the IT team at Durham University. When that came to a natural end I had the opportunity to join the PMO team at Waterstons and I didn’t hesitate.

Life at Waterstons

As a PM at Waterstons I try to use my experience to support my colleagues in delivering to the best of their abilities. My brief time back in industry reminded me why I love this job - the right technology implemented well with a clear vision, supportive leaders and a good team can deliver real benefits to people and organisations. So far I’ve been lucky to work on an IT strategy for a newly formed organization, a number of IT due diligence assignments, PM’d a building move project as well as programme managing the separation of an international business from its US owner.

Life Outside

I'm lucky to have amassed a great collection of friends on my travels, so meeting up with them, enjoying good food and the occasional glass of wine seems to take up quite a lot of my spare time. I'm also a very bad beekeeper, photographer, runner, swimmer, ukulele player, gardener, seamstress and massage therapist to name but a few. Yes, happy and eclectic seems to sum it up quite well.

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