I joined Michael Page in their Birmingham office in March 2014 to build an Interim Legal desk. This was such an exciting opportunity after being a lawyer for some years and I soon found myself progressing up the career ladder and looking for new opportunities.
Dubai was somewhere I had always loved - a thriving hub literally planked in the middle of the desert! I asked about an internal transfer and within 6 months I found myself heading the Legal Team for the Middle East!
It has been a very steep learning curve but has been the best challenge I have faced to date. The market is different and there are cultural considerations too, but with a supportive management team and lively office I haven’t been short of help.
It was a difficult decision when things were going so well for me in the UK business but I certainly didn’t want to ever think ‘what if’.