Warren Anderson, 38, managing director, GOT Ltd shines a light on his career path to date
What did you want to be when you were young?
Like a lot of young kids I had my heart set on being a pilot. As I grew up I gave up on that dream and decided whatever I’d do I would do it to 100% of my ability. If asked at 18 years old ‘where I’d be in 20 years?’ I wouldn’t for a moment suggested the position I am just now.
What are the main career stepping stones you have taken?
Ultimately the two biggest career moves was giving up university where I was studying to become a quantity surveyor to join GOT full-time, and then going with my gut instinct to go through with the Buyout of the company in 2008.
Anything you would do differently?
Hindsight is a great thing, there are a couple of decisions I’ve made in the past which, if I had made a more informed decision, would have shaped my life differently. However, if we knew what was ahead of us we’d probably all choose differently. In essence, from a business perspective I’d say there’s nothing of any significance I’d do differently. Small changes perhaps but nothing more.