Dr Will Davies, 48, Commercial and member engagement manager with ITF gives an insight into his career path to date
What did you want to be when you were young?
Like many youngsters I dreamed of being a sporting superstar. I was quite decent at athletics and often imagined myself with an Olympic gold around my neck for a track event. Clearly it was not to be.
What are the main career stepping stones you have taken?
I gained my BSc in Industrial Chemistry from Napier University and went on to study industrial use of engineering polymers for my PhD. Though I’ve worked with only four different companies Akzo Nobel, Hexion, Dynea and now ITF, I’ve had more than 12 different roles.
This variety of roles has meant constant change which has suited me well and kept me constantly motivated. Taking time out to complete a full-time MBA has been hugely influential in my career, allowing me to make the move from purely technical roles to become more business and commercial orientated.